Refugee Assistance

Refugee Assistance

We receive many inquiries from those wishing to be resettled in the United States. Iraqi citizens living in Iraq who have worked directly, or in association with, the United States government may be eligible for resettlement to the United States through a Direct Access, Priority 2 program. Additionally, citizens of other countries living in Iraq who have a credible fear of persecution in their home countries and may be eligible for refugee or asylum status in Iraq can also be considered for resettlement to the United States.

Please use the questions below to direct you to the information most useful for your particular circumstances.

· For Iraqi citizens living in Iraq who have previously worked directly, or in association, with the United States please read about the United States’ Direct Access Priority 2 Program (P-2) here .

· For Iraqis living outside of Iraq or non-Iraqi citizens living in Iraq who have a credible fear of persecution in their home country, please read about the United States Refugee Assistance Program (USRAP) here or contact the Resettlement Support Center for the Middle East and North Africa (RSC MENA), operated by IOM: ic@iom.int to find out about how to register with the nearest United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) office for protection and assistance.