A Guide to America for Iraqi Refugees
Refugee Roadmap, a program of IRAP (Iraqi Refugee Assistance Project) which is based at the Urban Justice Center (a non-profit organization in New York), provides assistance to Iraqi refugees by answering their questions about life in America. Refugees can start by asking a question, in the box above, or by checking the library to see if their question has already been answered (please note that Refugee Roadmap does not provide legal assistance or advice about particular resettlement cases). Volunteers can start by visiting the library and adding comments to answers. To read the site in Arabic, go to the top of each page and select Arabic.
- I’m in the U.S. on a B1 Visa which will expire soon, should I apply to extend my visa in order not to be out of status when I apply for asylum?
- I have a B2 Visa and need to stay longer than I planned, how can I extend my stay in the U.S.?
- After how many years can I become a U.S. citizen if I came to the U.S. with the SIV program?
- Can any refugee apply to be resettled in the U.S.?
- How can refugees or asylees in the U.S. become U.S. citizens?
Latest Comments from Volunteers:
- Question: Once I’m referred to the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) how long does the process take and how can I check on the status of my case?
Tahseen Ali Ridha says: We are in Syria,awaiting the jury to make the... Read More »
- Question: I’m an Iraqi in Iraq, how can I apply for resettlement in the U.S.?
haifaa says: yes, my file no. at the UNHCR is 980 -08-01970 / N/A My badge no. at GLS company is: VB02182011000026 , reffer to my 1st. letter Read More »
- Question: How can I contact the International Organization for Migration (IOM) offices in Jordan, Egypt or Iraq?
haifaa says: انا عراقية لجأت الى سوريا سنة 2007 وهناك قدمنا ا نا وعائلثتي طلب اللجوء وكنا بالانتظارومن ثم تعرضنا... Read More »