IRAP – Refugee Protections for Afghans

During the summer of 2021, the International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) engaged four law firms – Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton LLP, Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, and Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP – to draft brief reports concerning the conditions in certain countries to which Afghan nationals might flee in the event that the Taliban resumed control over Afghanistan. These reports provided information on the refugee protection program, if any, in the countries of flight; the ability of refugees in those countries to work, pursue an education, and live freely; and the penalties, if any, imposed upon individuals living in the countries of flight without lawful immigration status.

In light of the current situation in Afghanistan, IRAP is making the reports publicly available. They are listed in alphabetical order by country name below:

*NVN=No visa required/visa on arrival available

The information contained in these reports is current as of July 2021. It is provided as a service to users and it is therefore general and should not be considered or relied on as comprehensive or as legal advice. Nothing contained herein creates an attorney-client relationship between IRAP or any of the law firms that participated in this project and any users of this information.