Facilitating more dignified, orderly and safe migration remains a key challenge globally. IOM Iraq supports the Government of Iraq and States receiving migrants from Iraq through the provision of efficient and cost-effective international migration services.
In Iraq, IOM supports the Government of Canada and the Government of Germany with Visa Assistance Services based in Erbil:
- Canada Visa Application Centre (VAC), Erbil, Iraq.
- Government of Germany, Familiy Assistance Program (FAP) service centre in Erbil, Iraq.
Such services benefit visa applicants by providing timely and accurate visa related information in a safe and empowering environment, providing a transparent and cost-effective alternative to often unscrupulous visa brokers. IOM facilitates a simplified visa application process for both States and migrants by ensuring that only properly completed applications are submitted, ultimately resulting in more efficient visa processing.