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Family Assistance Programme (FAP)

IOM is supporting family reunification for Syrians who are recognized as refugees in Germany.

IOM offices in Istanbul, Gaziantep and Beirut support applicants by assisting in the preparation of their visa applications and by providing pre-departure integration courses.

For more information click here.

IOM Global Migration Data Analysis Centre
GMDAC Berlin

The IOM Data Centre in Berlin will centrally collect data on global migration issues and publish timely analysis.

At the opening on 7th September, IOM Director General William Lacy Swing said: "IOM Missions’ achievements around the globe continue to record impressive statistics… and we must use this data more often and more effectively."

Visit the GMDAC’s website and read the press release here.

Annual Report of IOM Germany on Assisted Voluntary Return Programmes 

The report introduces the programmes and projects implemented by IOM in Germany in the area of Assisted Voluntary Return in 2014 and lays a special focus on the reintegration of voluntary returnees. 

Read the report here.

It’s amazing what migrants bring.

New skills. New ideas. New points of view. When people move to new countries, they bring a lot more than a suitcase. And what they bring can benefit everyone.

Find out more about the contribution of migrants at

Welcome to IOM!

Established in 1951, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) is the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration.

  • 165 Member States, 8 States with observer status
  • 401 IOM offices with more than 9,000 staff

Since 1954, IOM Germany implements national and international projects in the area of migration.

  • head office in Berlin
  • sub-office in Nuremberg
  • information and return counselling centres in Berlin and Brandenburg

Click here to get more information on IOM or the activities of IOM Germany.