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Visas: Uyghurs

Question for Home Office

UIN HL5413, tabled on 17 January 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government what plans they have to create a bespoke humanitarian visa scheme for Uyghurs.

Answered on

31 January 2022

The UK has a proud record of providing protection for people who need it, in accordance with our obligations under the Refugee Convention and the European Convention on Human Rights and will continue this record.

We already welcome vulnerable people in need of protection to the UK through our resettlement schemes. These schemes have provided safe and legal routes for tens of thousands of people to start new lives in the UK.

While we sympathise with the many people facing difficult situations around the world, we have no plans to introduce a bespoke humanitarian visa scheme for Uyghurs.

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