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U.K. to Replace Interviews with Forms for Asylum Seekers to Clear Backlog

Some 12,000 asylum seekers to the U.K. are to be considered for refugee status without face-to-face interviews.

A 10-page Home Office questionnaire will decide the cases of people from Afghanistan, Eritrea, Libya, Syria and Yemen who applied before last July.

The move aims to reduce the asylum backlog which Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has pledged to end this year.

Read more at the BBC

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