Veelgestelde vragen over gezinshereniging
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.
In most cases IOM can provide advice regarding the procedures and required documents. The actual application should be done by the family members.
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.
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.
IOM charges only the actual costs that have been incurred. It may happen that these differ from the cost estimate, for example due to changes in ticket prices or airport taxes. In the unlikely event that costs increase, IOM will inform you in advance. If the actual costs are lower than indicated in the cost estimate, IOM will return the difference. IOM cannot provide the exact costs until the final cost settlement after arrival in the Netherlands