In Germany, IOM's main activities are based in the area of migrant protection and assistance, including Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, support of vulnerable migrants, services regarding Resettlement and humanitarian admissions as well as immigration assistance. In close cooperation with the German government and partners from civil society, research, politics and migrant communities, IOM implements projects and advocates for migrants' rights.

The Berlin office is also the liaison office to the German government for international cooperation and IOM projects around the globe in the fields of humanitarian aid, crisis prevention, stabilization, peacebuilding and development.

With the Global Migration Data and Analysis Centre (GMDAC) in Berlin, IOM promotes a better public understanding of migration and contributes to evidence-based policymaking by analysing IOM and other sources of data.

Today, more than 150 employees of 45 different nationalities work for IOM in Berlin, Nuremberg, Rhineland-Palatinate and Bremerhaven.

Since January 2021 Jean-Philippe Chauzy is Chief of Mission.