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Afghan relocation and resettlement Schemes

The Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP) 

 This scheme was launched by the UK government in April 2021 and works with the Ministry of Defence (MOD) to relocate current and former Locally Employed Staff who worked with the British Forces in Afghanistan and identified to be at serious risk of threat to life. The scheme includes immediate family members of those eligible for relocation and participating local authorities are funded to provide accommodation and integration support for three years.

You can find further information on ARAP here.

The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) 

The UK government formally opened the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme (ACRS) in January 2022 and has committed to welcome around 5,000 people in the first year and up to 20,000 over the coming years. The scheme provides a safe and legal route for people at risk, prioritising those who have assisted the UK efforts in Afghanistan and stood up for values such as democracy, women’s rights, freedom of speech, and rule of law. This is in addition to a commitment to resettle vulnerable people, including women and girls at risk, and members of minority groups at risk (including ethnic and religious minorities and LGBT+).

You can find further information on ACRS here.