Voluntary Return

IOM supports migrants who voluntarily wish to return to their country of origin or migrate to a third country where permanent residence is guaranteed.

Migration & Development

Explore this page to find out how, as a diaspora member, you can give back to your country of origin.

You will find information on our migration and development projects: Connecting Diaspora for Development (CD4D), Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development (ED4D), Work In Progress! and the Mapping of Rwandan Diaspora.

Coming to the Netherlands

We arrange family reunification, resettlement and relocation to the Netherlands.
To see if we can assist you, please find more information below or contact us directly.

Migrant Integration

IOM the Netherlands develops programmes that help migrants with their integration into new communities. We also aim to inform employers and  receiving communities about the positive contributions migrants can make to Dutch society. A multi-faceted approach aimed at mutual understanding is our mission.

IOM Works to Help

Ensure the orderly and humane management of migration, to promote international cooperation on migration issues, to assist in the search for practical solutions to migration problems and to provide humanitarian assistance to migrants in need, including refugees and internally displaced people.


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Exclusion of Moldovan nationals with Dublin claim from REAN programme as of April 15th, 2019


Moldovan nationals with a Dublin claim are no longer eligible for return support under the REAN programme.
The change was decided by the Dutch Ministry of Justice and Security. The change applies for all Moldovan nationals with a confirmed Dublin claim, requesting IOM’s return assistance from the 15th of April 2019 onwards.

12 Apr 2019

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Conclusion Safe!: Identification and Perspective for Victims of Trafficking


In 2017, the Amsterdam coordination centre for trafficking (ACM), part of HVO-Querido, took the initiative for a project aimed at early identification and protection of (possible) victims of trafficking amongst migrants and refugees in a response to the flow of migrants looking for safety and a better future in the EU, since it proved to be very difficult to identify and protect (possible) victims witihin this group.

1 Apr 2019

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Connecting Diaspora to the Development of Iraq


Many attended the Connecting Diaspora for Development Event organized by IOM and hosted by the Embassy of the Republic of Iraq in The Hague on 16 March. Members of the Iraqi diaspora community in the Netherlands were informed about opportunities to contribute to the development of Iraq by means of knowledge transfer or through entrepreneurship. Diaspora professionals have a lot of potential to contribute to the development of their country of origin.

19 Mar 2019

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IOM Director-General Extends Condolences after Plane Crash Claims IOM and UN Staff


Geneva –IOM Director-General António Vitorino expressed the organization’s deep sadness upon learning that this past weekend’s tragic Ethiopian Airlines accident claimed the lives of all 157 aboard, including a young IOM staff member Anne-Katrin Feigl and 18 others working in Africa for United Nations’ related agencies.

11 Mar 2019

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"Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable" - special exhibition at Centre Céramique in Maastricht


Migration is inevitable, necessary and desirable. With this message, IOM aims to introduce migration management to the Dutch general public by organizing the exhibition “Behind the scenes of migration management - the work of the International Organization for Migration in image” in Centre Céramique in Maastricht, the Netherlands from 12 March to 14 April.

1 Mar 2019

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