Please note that the announcement made by the UK Prime Minister on 18 August 2021 in the House of Commons regarding the 35 Chevening Scholarship students due to start in September 2021, suggested they would be evacuated as part of the ARAP scheme.
A scheme that offers relocation or other assistance to current and former Locally Employed Staff in Afghanistan to reflect the changing situation in Afghanistan.
The ARAP scheme launched on 01 April 2021 and remains open and operate indefinitely. The scheme will be delivered by the MOD in the new Afghan Threat and Risk Evaluation Unit (ATREU) in the British Embassy Kabul. Full details.
email Arap.firstname.lastname@example.org where you can also send in details of urgent ARAP applications/follow up. Please be as detailed as possible with background information including:
**Please note a dependent is defined as: a) Your spouse and b) Your children under the age of 18
You should be prepared to provide as many details as possible including:
You should also provide these details for any dependants or immediate family members you may have such as your spouse and children.
Call lines may be busy but they will answer your call as soon as they can.
If you are calling on behalf of any individual or individuals in Afghanistan please ensure you have the same details available as requested above to provide.
This scheme is not yet open with further details to be announced in due course (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme).
The Home Office have published policy guidance on the resettlement scheme for Afghan refugees. The full guidance in terms of accommodation and security etc can be found here. The UK scheme will rely on the UNHCR to help to identify and process vulnerable refugees who would benefit from resettlement. Details for UNHCR Afghanistan: https://www.unhcr.org/uk/afghanistan.html
The policy states that it is accessible to refugees who have been assessed for resettlement by UNHCR against their resettlement submission categories:
The Home Office state that the ambition is to resettle 5,000 Afghan refugees in the first year, with priority being given to women and girls, and religious and other minorities.
It states that the scheme will be kept under review for future years with a total of 20,000 refugees being resettled in the long term. This new route is modelled on the Syrian vulnerable persons resettlement scheme.
Latest contact information for and advice from the British Embassy Kabul: https://www.gov.uk/world/organisations/british-embassy-kabul
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