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Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 4 Nov 2021)

James Heappey: ...is strongly committed to fulfilling its responsibilities to current and former Locally Employed Staff (LES) in Afghanistan and the MOD-administered Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme is one of the most generous in the world.  Around 2,000 people were relocated under the ARAP scheme before the start of Op PITTING with a further 5,000 evacuated during the operation...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 7 Jun 2023)

James Heappey: No Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) Principals have been resettled under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy scheme (ARAP). The ACRS and ARAP are different schemes administered separately. ACRS is a referrals-based scheme, of which Pathway One is administered by the Home Office. The Ministry of Defence (MOD) is not involved in the administration of the ACRS. Applications to...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 8 Dec 2022)

James Heappey: The information requested can be found in the table below: Month ARAP Eligible Principals relocated to the UK ARAP Eligible family members relocated to the UK Total Number of ARAP Relocated Individuals June 2022 38 163 201 July 2022 39 377 416 August 2022 84 330 414 September 2022 133 516 649 October 2022 79 315 394 November 2022 73 330 403 The...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 5 Jan 2022)

James Cleverly: The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme offers resettlement for eligible Afghan staff who have assisted the UK Government, and their families and others who have worked with the Government in exceptional circumstances. Any current or former Locally Employed Staff directly employed by HMG assessed to be at serious risk of threat to life are eligible to apply for ARAP...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (26 Apr 2023)

James Heappey: The Home Office has been responsible for the resettlement of ARAP-eligible Afghans to the UK since the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme began. The Afghan Citizen's Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) is a separate scheme and is a Home Office lead. The delivery of Afghan relocation and resettlement under ARAP is a cross-HMG priority with several Departments playing a key role. The...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Immigration ( 2 Sep 2021)

Baroness Goldie: ...not be able to evacuate all those we would hope to, and due to the pace at which we continue to receive and assess applications for relocation under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP), it is not possible to quantify the number of applicants that have been rejected at this time. Since its launch in April of this year, we have refused a proportion of applicants to the ARAP...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (15 Dec 2021)

James Heappey: All those ARAP eligible Afghans who were called forward to Hamid Karzai International Airport during OP PITTING had both had their eligibility for ARAP confirmed and also successfully undergone the Home Office visa process. As of 28 August 2021, 311 ARAP eligible individuals were not yet evacuated from Afghanistan. As of 10 December 2021, 166 of these are currently in Afghanistan. The ARAP...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (20 Mar 2023)

James Heappey: As of 14 March, there are 73 personnel working on processing ARAP cases. This figure includes civilian, military and contractor staff assigned to the ARAP scheme in the UK and overseas. The MOD continues to seek and recruit suitable personnel to ensure all aspects of the ARAP scheme operate as efficiently as possible.

Written Answers — Home Office: Refugees: Afghanistan (17 Jan 2023)

Robert Jenrick: ...2022:22,833 individuals from Afghanistan have been brought to safety in the UK (since the end of June 2021).Of these, c6000 individuals arrived after Op Pitting - via Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) Pathway 1 and Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP).We have granted Indefinite Leave to Remain to 12,296 individuals across ACRS and ARAP, of which: - total ACRS Pathway 1...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (31 Jan 2023)

James Heappey: Leave Outside the Rules was the previous way of applying for Additional Family Members (AFM) under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP). AFM are now included within the ARAP immigration rules. ARAP eligibility entitles individuals to apply for AFM under ARAP only, not the Afghan Citizen Relocation Scheme. This makes it highly unlikely that principals would consider AFM and ACRS...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Home Country Nationals (23 Jan 2023)

Leo Docherty: The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) is for Afghan citizens who worked for or with the UK Government in Afghanistan in exposed or meaningful roles and may include an offer of relocation to the UK. The ARAP scheme launched on 1 April 2021 and remains open. The MOD is the lead department for the ARAP scheme, but the FCDO assesses eligibility for a small number of applicants who...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Interpreters (19 Jul 2021)

Leo Docherty: As at the 15 July 2021 through our relocation schemes, 1,646 former staff including their families have relocated to the UK so far, with several thousand more due to arrive over the summer. These have arrived through either the Ex Gratia Scheme (EGS), the Intimidation policy or the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP). The EGS launched on 4 June 2013 with the first relocations...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (13 Jul 2023)

James Heappey: Between December 2022 and May 2023, 15 Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) eligible principals and 49 of their family members were relocated to the UK. Over this same period 4,129 unique ARAP applications were received. The ARAP scheme is not, and never was, intended as a general resettlement scheme for all Afghans. As such the vast majority of the applications received between the...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 4 Feb 2022)

James Heappey: The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) for those who worked with the UK in Afghanistan remains open. The ARAP scheme is not time limited, and the Government is working to facilitate the continued relocation of those who are eligible. As of 31 January, over 107,000 applications to the ARAP scheme have been received since the commencement of the scheme in April 2021; many of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Refugees: Afghanistan (22 Oct 2021)

James Heappey: Regrettably we were not able to evacuate all individuals eligible for the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) prior to the conclusion of Operation Pitting on 28 August. Of the 311 ARAP eligible individuals who were not evacuated, 245 remain in Afghanistan and the MOD's commitment to them endures. There will be no requirement to consider these individuals for the Afghan Citizens'...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Immigration (16 Sep 2021)

James Heappey: The Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) has been one of the most generous in the world, under which approximately 7,000 Afghan nationals who supported the UK Government in Afghanistan have been relocated to the UK since April 2021. Prior to 8 September, approximately 1,700 individual cases have been approved under the ARAP scheme. That scheme is not time-limited and will endure....

Written Answers — Home Office: Afghanistan: Refugees ( 5 Dec 2022)

Robert Jenrick: Since April 2021, we have relocated over 11,200 Afghans to the UK under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP). The recent update to the published 'Afghan Resettlement: Operational Data', shows that, at 4th November 2022: The UK has welcomed 22,833 individuals from Afghanistan since June 2021.We have granted Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) to 12,296 individuals across ARAP...

Written Answers — Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office: Afghanistan: Immigration ( 1 Sep 2021)

Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon: The UK is committed to help Afghan staff who have assisted us and we are working to get them and their families out as fast as we can. The Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP), which came into effect in April 2021, offers relocation or other assistance to current and former locally employed Afghan staff. This scheme is in addition to the existing Ex Gratia Scheme (EGS) which will...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Asylum (17 Sep 2021)

James Heappey: Under the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP), around 7,000 Afghans who worked in support of the UK defence and security mission were found eligible and relocated to the UK. This is the vast majority of those found eligible for the scheme prior to OP PITTING. Regrettably, 311 eligible ARAP applicants were not evacuated from Afghanistan as part of Operation PITTING, however 46 of...

Written Answers — Ministry of Defence: Afghanistan: Refugees (14 Nov 2023)

James Heappey: Since 1 April 2023, a total of 372 Principal applicants have been found eligible for relocation under the ARAP scheme. I should note that the ARAP scheme is an application-based scheme offering support and assistance to those who worked for or alongside the UK in Afghanistan. It is not intended as a relocation scheme for refugees.


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