International Organization for Migration in Kazakhstan and Central Asia invites all stakeholders to participate in a panel session on "Migration and development in the countries of the Customs Union" at the VII Astana Economic Forum, which will be held on 21-23 May in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The panel session will be held at Palace of Independence in Astana on 22 May, at 11.30a.m., organized and moderated by the International Organization for Migration.

Canadian Visa Application Centre in Kazakhstan

All information you need to know for visiting Canada you will find in this section. Immediately, you will be able to apply for work, guest or student visa.

William Lacy Swing became “Person of the Month”

Ambassador William Lacy Swing has dedicated his career to public service on behalf of the United States of America and the international community. William Lacy Swing has ably led International Organization of Migration over the past five years.

Resettlement Assistance

Since 1951 IOM is playing an important role in resettlement around the world. IOM Mission in Kazakhstan is involved in arranging safe, orderly and cost effective movement of refugees, migrants and other persons of concern to the Organization to the countries of their destinations. Movements from Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan are conducted under direct supervision of the IOM Mission in Kazakhstan.

IOM Mission in Kazakhstan works closely with Governments, the United High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and non-government organizations. UNHCR is the main referring agency for resettlement cases, although, under some circumstances, countries may refer individuals and families directly to IOM for resettlement.

Resettlement assistance includes the following activities:

●  Health Assessment to ensure that refugees meet the requirements of the host country and are fit to travel.

● Processing of travel documents and exit permissions, according to the requirements of the departure country to facilitate the safe and proper transfer of refugees across the international borders all the way up to their destination country.

●  Movement assistance

     - refugee transportation from the country of location to their receiving countries/air tickets

     - transit and departure assistance

     - arrangement of medical or non-medical escorts

Leading resettlement countries for refugees from Kazakhstan are the United States, Canada and the Nordic countries: Denmark, Norway and Sweden.




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