Iraq signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the UN Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) on
In response to an appeal from the UN to accept former residents of Ashraf, we have agreed to consider the readmission to the UK, on an exceptional and case by case basis, of those who have had previous residence in the UK as refugees. The UK has re-admitted five individuals from Camp Ashraf holding valid UK travel documents. We have also undertaken to examine exceptionally the cases of 52 residents with previous refugee status in the UK but who do not have current or valid UK travel documents. This consideration will be subject to the UNHCR first concluding an assessment of their refugee status. The granting of refugee status by the UK previously does not automatically entitle individuals to re-enter the UK.