Immigration: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 9th September 2021.

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Photo of Sarah Champion Sarah Champion Chair, International Development Committee, Chair, International Development Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what eligibility criteria will her Department apply to (a) family members and (b) dependents seeking to enter the United Kingdom via the Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy.

Photo of Victoria Atkins Victoria Atkins The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

The eligibility criteria for family members and dependants seeking to accompany those relocating under the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy are set out in paragraphs 276BE1-276BL1 of the Immigration Rules:

Immigration Rules part 7: other categories - Immigration Rules - Guidance - GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

There is additional published guidance for those family members who do not qualify under the Immigration Rules:

Additional guidance on the eligibility of additional family members under the Afghan locally employed staff relocation schemes (publishing.service.gov.uk)

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