Afghanistan: Refugees

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence, how many and what proportion of ARAP applications received by his Department in each month (a) have been processed with a final decision given and (b) await a decision on eligibility, before the new eligibility criteria were introduced on 14 December 2021.

Answered on

11 January 2022

We owe a debt of gratitude to all Afghan nationals who risked their lives working alongside UK forces. As such, the ARAP Scheme has been one of the most generous relocation programmes in the world. It is not time-limited and will endure, facilitating the relocation of eligible Afghans and their families, from third countries if possible.

Due to constraints on accessible data, the information requested is only available from October onwards and can be found in the table below:

Month

Applications Received

Eligibility Decisions Made

October

5,998

706

November

4,636

1,450

December

2,631

803


Original Source

https://questions-statements.parliament.uk/written-questions/detail/2022-01-06/98886


 

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