FAQs about Family Reunification

Why can the actual costs differ from the cost estimate? chevron-down

IOM only charges the actual costs that have been incurred. These can differ from the cost estimate, for example due to changes in ticket prices or airport taxes. In the unlikely event that costs will increase, IOM will inform you in advance. If the actual costs are lower than indicated in the cost estimate, IOM will repay the difference. IOM can only provide an overview with the exact costs based on the final cost settlement after arrival in the Netherlands.

Can we use IOM assistance if we book our own tickets? chevron-down

The consultation service offers assistance if you choose to buy your own tickets. Escorts, pre-departure, transit and post-arrival assistance can only be offered when IOM arranges the tickets.

Can IOM travel with a young child? chevron-down

Children under 6 years old are required to travel with an adult to escort on most airlines. Whenever possible, the child should travel with relatives or care takers. If this is not possible IOM can arrange an escort. The costs for an escort include a return ticket and additional costs. You can request a cost estimate by filling out the application form.

Can IOM arrange exit visas? chevron-down

In most cases IOM can provide advice regarding the procedures and required documents. The application should be done by the family members.

Can IOM provide funding? chevron-down

Unfortunately IOM does not have funds available to support families in the reunification process. You can consult VluchtelingenWerk, the local municipality, or your network including churches and charitable organisations.