To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, what proportion of Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy principal applicants have been waiting more than 6 weeks to have their applications processed.
14 June 2022
As of 13 June 2022, decisions have been issued on two of the 3,226 applications received since the beginning of April 2022.
Other than in exceptional circumstances, applications to the ARAP scheme are considered in the order in which they have been received.
We are working at pace to consider each application on a case-by-case basis and timelines for processing applications vary significantly from case to case, due to the complexity and personal circumstances of each applicant.
In many cases, further information has to be requested from the applicant, and subject to that being received (and when) this may have implications for the timescale of processing these applications.