To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many applicants to the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy programme are still in Afghanistan.
22 November 2021
The ARAP scheme is not time limited and remains open. As such we continue to receive a high volume of applications to the scheme, and it is not possible to quantify how many of those will ultimately meet the eligibility criteria. We do not attempt to collate data on current location until eligibility is confirmed. All those who worked for HMG in qualifying roles remain eligible. In addition, those who worked in meaningful enabling roles alongside HMG in extraordinary and unconventional contexts will also be considered. Efforts to support all eligible Afghans and to help them to come to the UK are continuing.