Immigration Fee On Afghan Interpreters Dropped

Posted on May 4, 2018

More than 150 Afghans given five-year residency permits said they faced being sent back to Afghanistan when they expire, unless they paid £2,389 to apply for indefinite leave to remain. Sajid Javid said the fees have been waived. He said the interpreters “had put their lives at risk” for the country. The home secretary said about 400 former Afghan interpreters have relocated to the UK as part of the government scheme. Mr Javid said: “The local Afghan interpreters worked in dangerous and challenging situations, regularly putting their lives at risk”.

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