Guidance

Afghanistan: country policy and information notes

Guidance used by UK Visas and Immigration to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

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Country Background Note: Afghanistan, December 2020

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Country policy and information note: Afghanistan, medical and healthcare provision, December 2020

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Country policy and information note: security, Afghanistan, May 2020

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Country policy and information note: women fearing gender-based harm/violence, Afghanistan, March 2020

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Country policy and information note: sexual orientation and gender identity or expression, Afghanistan, February 2020

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Country policy and information note: Hindus and Sikhs, Afghanistan, May 2019

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Country policy and information note: Hazaras, Afghanistan, August 2018

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Country policy and information note: unaccompanied children, Afghanistan, April 2018

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Country policy and information note: Afghans perceived as “Westernised”, Afghanistan, January 2018

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Country policy and information notes (previously known as country information and guidance reports) are used by UK Visas and Immigration officials to make decisions in asylum and human rights applications.

The notes also give information on asylum seekers’ countries of origin.

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Published 9 December 2016
Last updated 14 December 2020 + show all updates
  1. New medical and healthcare provision country policy information note and background note for December 2020.

  2. Updated country policy and information note on anti-government elements, June 2020.

  3. Updated country policy and information note on security, May 2020.

  4. Updated guidance on women fearing gender-based violence.

  5. Updated 'Afghanistan: Sexual orientation and gender identity or expression' country policy and information note.

  6. Updated CIPN on sexual orientation and gender identity or expression.

  7. Updated fear of anti-government elements PDF with information from August 2019.

  8. Updated guidance on the security and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan.

  9. Removed out of date country information and guidance: prison conditions, Afghanistan, September 2015.

  10. Added updated guidance: Hindus and Sikhs, Afghanistan, May 2019.

  11. Information note on Hazaras published.

  12. Replaced CPIN Afghanistan Hindus and Sikhs for July 2018.

  13. Updated country policy and information note on security, April 2018.

  14. New guidance added on 'unaccompanied children'.

  15. New guidance on Afghans perceived as “Westernised”.

  16. Note on security situation published.

  17. Updated guidance on 'Hindus and Sikhs'.

  18. Updated country policy and information note on sexual orientation and gender identity.

  19. First published.