International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Office Hours (9am-5pm, M-F)
Referrals to IOM Washington for the Return, Reintegration and Family Reunification Program are received through social service organizations, attorneys and law enforcement across the United States
1752 N St. NW, Washington, DC

States where the organization has representation or a license to practice law

  • Washington, D.C.


IOM is committed to the principle that humane and orderly migration benefits migrants and society. As the leading international organization for migration, IOM acts with its partners in the international community to:
-Assist in meeting the growing operational challenges of migration management.
-Advance understanding of migration issues.
-Encourage social and economic development through migration.
-Uphold the human dignity and well-being of migrants.

Location(s) of the organization

  • Washington, D.C.

Type of Organization

Voluntary Return, Reintegration and Family Reunification Assistance

Specialized Competency

  • Human Sex Trafficking
  • Refugees
  • Women with Children
IOM Washington operates a Return, Reintegration, and Family Reunification Program for Victims of Trafficking in the United States funded by the US Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration. It assists trafficking survivors with legal status in the United States to bring their eligible family members who have been granted derivative visas.

The program provides logistical support for these family members, including pre-departure assistance, travel arrangements and documentation, help in airports and escorts for unaccompanied children.

For trafficked persons who wish to return to their countries of origin from the United States, the program also works to ensure their safe return to and reintegration in home communities. This may include pre-departure assistance with travel documentation, transportation arrangements and reception upon arrival by IOM partners. To reduce the likelihood of re-trafficking, IOM works with NGO partners to provide needed reintegration assistance.

Since the program began in 2005, it has helped approximately 1,900 eligible family members join over 800 VoTs with legal status in the United States and assisted 30 survivors return home voluntarily.

Target Populations and Restrictions

Populations Served

Domestic, Foreign

Language Capabilites


Target Populations


  • Serve all genders


  • Serve all genders

Direct Victim Services

Basic Necessities

  • Family reunification
  • Identity or government documents

Contact Information

Other Contacts

Project Coordinator