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Refugees: Afghanistan

Question for Home Office

UIN 100570, tabled on 10 January 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what steps the her Department is taking to identify new asylum applications from Afghan nationals that meet the criteria for the Afghan Citizenship Resettlement Scheme or the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

19 January 2022

The Government is providing safe and legal routes for people from Afghanistan through i) the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme, for employees of the Government, and others who have worked with or alongside the Government, in exceptional circumstances; and ii) the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS), which will help up to 20,000 women, children and others who are vulnerable or at risk.

Resettlement routes operate separately to the UK’s in-country asylum system.

Further information about the eligibility criteria can be found here:

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme

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Home Office
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