Entry Clearances: Afghanistan

Home Office written question – answered on 20 July 2023.

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Photo of Hilary Benn Hilary Benn Labour, Leeds Central

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department, whether it is her Department's policy for UK entry clearance visas issued in Pakistan to be sent to the named individuals in Afghanistan where an individual has had to return to Afghanistan due to not having an immigration status in Pakistan.

Photo of Robert Jenrick Robert Jenrick The Minister for Immigration

We normally require people who are granted permission to come to the UK to collect their passport and entry clearance vignette from the Visa Application Centre (VAC) they attended to enrol their biometric information. We will not send out secure documents, such as passports containing an entry clearance vignette, where there is a significant risk that the documents would not reach the intended recipients, as this could pose a security risk to the UK or expose the individual to danger. Where individuals are unable to attend a VAC to collect their documents, they must contact UK Visa and Immigration to agree alternative arrangements to collect their passports.

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