Visas: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 8th June 2022.

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Photo of Chi Onwurah Chi Onwurah Shadow Minister (Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, what proportion of the people fleeing Afghanistan that were granted six month emergency visas have now been granted longer term visas following the expiry of the emergency visa.

Photo of Kevin Foster Kevin Foster The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department

Over 15,000 people were supported to come to the UK directly following the evacuation of Afghanistan, with a further 3,000 having arrived since.

Following the evacuation from Afghanistan over the summer, work is underway to ensure information relating to all the individuals relocated under both schemes are recorded on case working systems. Once this work concludes, statistics on ACRS and ARAP will be included in future editions of the Immigration Statistics.

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