Mission in Romania
IOM Romania operates on the basis of: Decision No. 568/1992 approving the Agreement between the Government of Romania and the International Organization for Migration regarding the legal status of the organization; and Law no. 123/1998 on the acceptance by Romania of the Constitution of the International Organization for Migration.
IOM Romania concentrates its efforts on:
Integration of Beneficiaries of International Protection (BIP) and Third-Country Nationals (TCN): IOM Romania has set up a national network of 15 Centers for Information and Counseling for Foreigners that facilitates the social, economic and cultural integration of beneficiaries of international protection and third-country nationals within the Romanian society. More information is available online at www.romaniaeacasa.ro
Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR): IOM Romania offers migrants that have lost their right to reside in Romania the opportunity to return home with dignity and to receive reintegration support once they arrive home.
Relocation and resettlement of refugees: IOM Romania is one of the key actors in the process of resettlement and relocation of refugees, together with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Government of Romania. Through the Emergency Transit Center (ETC) in Timisoara, refugees are provided with multiple types of assistance, in a safe environment, throughout their stay in the ETC until their departure to their new home.
Fight against trafficking in human beings: Since 1999, IOM Romania is helping Romanian citizens who were victims of trafficking, by facilitating their return and offering specialized assistance.
Medical Processing: Upon request of various governments, IOM Romania, in close coordination with UNHCR and the Ministry of Interiour, provides medical services to migrants and refugees in need of resettlement or relocation.
Assisted Transport to Canada, Australia and the USA: IOM Romania facilitates the purchase of airline tickets with preferential prices within a humanitarian program for those who will settle in Canada, Australia or the USA and those who travel to these countries for work or studies, on a visa valid more than one year.
Canada Visa Center: IOM Romania managed the Canadian Visa Application Center (CVAC) between 2013 - 2019.