International Organization for Migration in Kazakhstan and Central Asia invites all stakeholders to participate in a panel session on "Migration and development in the countries of the Customs Union" at the VII Astana Economic Forum, which will be held on 21-23 May in the capital of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The panel session will be held at Palace of Independence in Astana on 22 May, at 11.30a.m., organized and moderated by the International Organization for Migration.

Canadian Visa Application Centre in Kazakhstan

All information you need to know for visiting Canada you will find in this section. Immediately, you will be able to apply for work, guest or student visa.

William Lacy Swing became “Person of the Month”

Ambassador William Lacy Swing has dedicated his career to public service on behalf of the United States of America and the international community. William Lacy Swing has ably led International Organization of Migration over the past five years.

Assisted Voluntary Return And Reintegration

Assisted Voluntary Return is an area of expertise that IOM has developed over more than 25 years of experience and is offered by IOM to migrants.  It aims at orderly, humane and cost-effective return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host countries and wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin.

IOM office in Kazakhstan is providing arrival and reintegration assistance to returnees under AVR programs conducted by IOM Missions in Belgium, Canada, Finland, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United Kingdom.

Returnees receive financial assistance for medical treatment and other rehabilitation activities, as well as reintegration grants allocated by the governments of the countries from where the migrant returns to start up their businesses or pursue studies, as per individual needs (reintegration assistance). IOM Mission in Kazakhstan provides the following services to returnees:

•             Assessment of the feasibility of the candidates’ reintegration schemes

•             Contact (including airport assistance) and communication with the candidate upon arrival to the country of return

•             Follow-up and monitoring of the reintegration activities in the Country of return

•             Reporting on the reintegration activities: one month, six months, and twelve months after the returnees’ arrival in Country of return.




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