Visa Program for British Interpreters in Helmand

The UK Government has extended its relocation scheme for Afghan interpreters that served alongside British Forces in Helmand, Afghanistan for another six years.

The eligibility criteria for the Relocation Offer under the scheme are that the LES (Locally Employed Staff) must have been:

  • employed directly by the UK government at the time of their redundancy in a role which took them regularly ‘outside the wire’ on the frontline in Helmand
  • employment ended on or after 19 December 2012; Correction: Afghans who were employed after May 2006.
  • directly employed by the UK government on the frontline for a minimum of 12 months continuously.

How to apply?

The first step in application process is to contact the Labour Support Unit (LSU) in Kabul on 0792 907 303. They will pass your case to the Intimidation Investigation Unit (IIU) who should call you back within 24 hours. They will discuss your case with you and make an initial assessment of the threat you and/or your immediate family are facing.

Want more information?

For full details, visit following official sites:

  1. Supporting UK locally employed staff in Afghanistan
  2. Afghanistan Locally Employed Staff Ex-Gratia Scheme: further information on eligibility criteria and offer details



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