To ask His Majesty's Government how many Afghan interpreters who worked with the British armed forces in Afghanistan that have relocated to the UK have eligible family members remaining in Afghanistan awaiting security clearance; and if any, when they expect the security clearance process to be completed.
Since the launch of the Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP) scheme in April 2021, we have received over 141,000 applications, and have relocated over 12,200 eligible individuals and their family members to safety in the UK. We are unable to breakdown our figures by specific job role.
We are committed to improving and speeding up processing times for family reunion applications. We prioritise all applications where the application has been made by an unaccompanied child, under the age of 18. We will also prioritise applications where there is an evidenced urgent or compelling reason.