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Fact sheets about routes into the UK for people in Afghanistan

Stop press: 03/09/21 – If you know of Afghan people in Leeds who need help with applications for themsleves, or to help friends and family back home, Manuel Bravo really want to help.

They are coordinating efforts from legal firms across the city to help complete applications. They really want to help from the start of the process, to minimise the chances of it being turned down/going to appeal, so please get in touch as soon as you can

You can contact them using the following procedure

  • Call St Vincent’s on 0113 248 4126 and ask to be placed on our Afghan outreach call back list. You will be asked to leave your name and a contact number.
  • You will be called back by a volunteer on Mondays only who will take some details about your asylum or immigration query. This is to make sure we understand the issue and can get you the right help. This person is not able to give you any legal advice.
  • Your information will be passed on to our specialist Caseworker who will call you back on Thursdays only to discuss the matter and provide you with legal advice and assistance


The Garden Court Immigration and Public Access teams have produced these really clear and informative factsheets about the 3 routes into the UK –

They are intended to assist Afghan nationals and those supporting them during the current crisis. These factsheets are not intended as legal advice but they are definitely worth a read.

In addition – here’s a resource from House of Commons Library which curates the support on offer to Afghan people by UK Gov and covers the following areas

  • British nationals in Afghanistan
  • Afghan Relocation and Assistance Policy (ARAP)
  • Afghan Citizens’ Resettlement Scheme (ACRS)
  • Chevening Scholarship students
  • UK Government Helplines
  • UK schemes to welcome arrivals and to support councils
  • Devolved Governments
  • Refugees arriving in Iran and Pakistan
  • Tracing relatives
  • Charitable support in the UK
  • Registering support for refugees in the UK
  • Relocation and refugee schemes offered by other countries
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