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Afghanistan: Refugees

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN 125081, tabled on 18 February 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Affairs, pursuant to the Answer of 19 January 2022 to Question 101688, by what date (a) Chevening alumni and (b) British Council and Garda World contractors will be notified about their applications to the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme and receive information about arrangements for safe passage.

Answered on

28 February 2022

On 6 January the Government announced the opening of the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS). Under the third pathway, and in the first year, the Government will consider for resettlement British Council and Gardaworld contractors and Chevening alumni who are at risk. The Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office will be in touch with those eligible to support them through next steps.