Afghanistan Information

As I am sure you will have seen, the UK media have reported that evacuation flights are in the final stages, and the focus will be on British nationals and others who have been processed and who are awaiting departure at the airport

Advice from the UK Government is saying

“The security situation remains volatile. There is an ongoing and high threat of terrorist attack. Do not travel to the Kabul Hamid Karzai International Airport. If you are in the area of the airport, move away to a safe location and await further advice. Travel safely and carefully, use your own judgement, do not put yourself at unnecessary risk.”

There is more information from the UK Government here: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/afghanistan

The Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme will open soon, and they are seeking to create centres that people can apply from in neighbouring countries. I have received no specific information from the Government about how individuals can apply for the Afghan Citizens Resettlement Scheme at this time.  Please scroll down for further information.

If you have already contacted me with your family’s details, please be reassured we are processing all cases.  We are a small team, so I would ask for your assistance in not contacting me to chase updates, unless there is a change in circumstances that I need to be aware of.  If we receive any update about your case, we will be touch.

The evacuation from Afghanistan is changing very quickly. My team and I are working hard to assist constituents and their families as quickly as possible during this difficult time. Please be aware that there are different processes for British nationals trapped in Afghanistan to the processes for Afghan nationals trapped there.

 

It’s important to note that Ruth can only assist constituent living in Brentford and Isleworth. Please click on the following link and type in your postcode to confirm your Member of Parliament. https://members.parliament.uk/FindYourMP.

 

If you are a constituent of Brentford and Isleworth, please provide the following details to me at: ruth@ruthcadbury.org.uk. In addition to this, please also contact the relevant schemes under the headings below for British or Afghan nationals.

 

For British Citizens in Afghanistan:

 

  • Full name
  • Your full address and contact details
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Passport Number

 

Please also register with the FCDO directly on;

 

Consular Advice:

+44 (0)1908 516666

help@fco.gov.uk

 

 

For Afghanistan Nationals:

 

  • Your full address and contact details
  • Full name of those requiring assistance including: 
  • Date of Birth
  • Nationality
  • Relationship to constituent
  • Home Office reference number
  • Passport / travel document number
  • Have they already obtained a visa?
  • Do they have a visa application pending (if so, please provide the reference)
  • Individual(s)’ contact details in Afghanistan (unless this puts them at greater risk):
  • Whether your family are eligible for the ARAP scheme and if so, your family’s previous roles (please see details of ARAP below) 

 

Please complete all the information in your reply to ensure that the relevant Government Department can process this quickly. Any information not completed will cause a delay in processing your enquiry.

 

Once we receive your details, we will make urgent enquiries on your behalf.

Resettlement Scheme

If your family are Afghan (or non-British) nationals in Afghanistan, please contact the Afghan Citizen’s Resettlement Scheme  on +44 (0)2475 389980.

We have been informed that the number is supposed to be open 0900 to 2300 until the 23rd of August when it becomes 24 hours. However, we are aware that people who have tried to call from the UK today report that it is not working, although apparently, it works if you call from Afghanistan. This has been reported to the Minister’s, and they are attempting to find out what the problem is and get this resolved.

You will need to provide as much detail of each family member as possible, including:
 
Full name
Date of birth
Passport or ID number

https://www.gov.uk/guidance/afghan-citizens-resettlement-scheme
 
Send to: ruth@ruthcadbury.org.uk

 

Resettlement Scheme

Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy (ARAP)

 

If your family are Afghan (or non-British) nationals in Afghanistan and are eligible for ARAP or fall into the following categories, you can also contact the number below.

 

  • Current or former Chevening scholars
  • People with existing leave or an open application for student, work or family visas
  • Journalists
  • Civil Society Groups for Women’s Rights
  • Government officials
  • Officials working in counter-terrorism and counter-narcotics
  • Employees of charities, humanitarian organisations and NGOs

 

Afghan Relocations and Assistance Policy on  +44 (0)792907303 or fill in the online relocations form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=7WB3vlNZS0iuldChbfoJ5fowYYw5QlNLoVCT4OM_uPlUN0ZNVDJURVMzMUtKNjJRUUwxSUJZMjdIVSQlQCN0PWcu

 

I hope that this is helpful to you. I will let you know if we receive any further updates or information

 

Please send all information to: ruth@ruthcadbury.org.uk