Is it possible to make IOM travel loan payments online?

Some background about this question:

  • The IOM- U.S. website does not mention whether it’s possible for IOM travel loan payments to be made online.
    • But refugees can contact their resettlement agency or the IOM/Irvine, California office at
      1-866-466-5660 with questions about the terms/ status of their travel loans.
  • The IOM- U.S. websitealso states :
    • All refugees arriving in the U.S. are offered interest-free travel loans by IOM.
      • Refugees (18 years and older) who accept these travel loans are
        required to sign a promissory note prior to departure, committing themselves to
        repayment of the debt within 46 months after arrival in the United States (the
        majority of refugees successfully repay their loans within this timeframe).
    • IOM arranges for refugee travel using funds furnished by the Department of State,
      and is mandated to subsequently effect collections on behalf of the Department
      of State.

      • Repayments made by refugees toward their loans are returned to the
        Department of State for use by the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and
        Migration (PRM) to defray the cost of future refugee travel.
    • Travel Loans are initially assigned for collection either to IOM or to one of the
      following loan collecting resettlement agencies:
      • Church World Service, Immigration & Refugee Program (CWS)
      • Domestic & Foreign Missionary Society, Episcopal Migration
        Ministries (DFMS)
      • Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society (HIAS)
      • International Rescue Committee (IRC)
      • U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants (IRSA)
      • Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS)
      • U. S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, Migration and Refugee
        Services (USCCB)
      • World Relief Refugee Services (WRRS)

 

 

 

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  • it would be a great help if you could manage the online payment. These days i found lot of frauds in the checks send through mail and does not reach on time or does not reach al all as someone stole the check and cash the money .

    Answer shared by yadu bhattarai — March 4, 2012 @ 2:38 pm

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  • i would like to make a payment online. is there any possibility to make payment online? if its possible to make an online payment, please let me know how to make it. i want to make online payment.

    Answer shared by Dilip Dhital — October 6, 2012 @ 5:12 am

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  • I would like to make a payment online. If it is possible to make an online payment, please let me know how to make it. I think Its better to make an online payment. It is faster and easy way to pay loans. so that I want to make an online payment.

    Answer shared by Mahendra Kumar Dhungana — November 5, 2012 @ 2:20 pm

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  • Online payment is better way to payback loan credit .because people are facing difficulties to pay by check (1) don’t drive at time. (2)lost on a way .

    Answer shared by chandra darjee das — July 17, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

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  • on line payment is easier,safer and faster way to pay our IOM loans;if we could pay it online then we couldn’t have had to face any fraud on it.payment by checks or money order can cause a lot of problems.so if it is possible to make payment online then let us know.

    Answer shared by damber powdyel — October 16, 2012 @ 3:26 pm

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  • If online payment is possible then it will be a lot easier to pay this travel loan on time. It is secure and confidential . Thank you! :-)

    Answer shared by Prastut Chalise — December 20, 2012 @ 10:44 am

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  • nop

    Answer shared by dilli adhikari — December 31, 2012 @ 12:03 am

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  • Hi guys,
    Here’s the panacea of all payment hassles you have been going through. And there can be no second opinion about it.
    Don’t you worry about mode of repaying your IOM Loan ever.
    Your question, “Is travel loan payment to IOM possible via online?”
    My answer, “Yes. An alternative-online way!”
    How? Set up online a regular payment system with the bank you bank with. Most banks have “Pay Bill” feature online. Set up for once and all but properly. All you need to have is the idea of by when payment is preferred, amount to be paid, payee account with you, payee proper address. Please make sure you maintain a good standing balance in your account that is enough for that particular month. Similarly you could pay all or almost all bills e.g. utilities, insurance, mortgage, internet and the like. Let your check not bounce back or be dishonored by bank coz every credit has to do with good/bad score. If no balance, payment is definitely going to be late.
    This payment service by your bank is a free service and everything is taken care of.
    Hope it makes sense to you all.

    Answer shared by Karan Samal — February 6, 2013 @ 12:52 am

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  • I have been paying IOM loan online through http://www.lirs.org.

    Answer shared by Govinda — March 11, 2013 @ 6:16 pm

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  • pament of refugee travel loan

    Answer shared by kopilasanyasi — May 7, 2013 @ 1:50 pm

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  • USCCB have instructions on paying online through WU , but looks like the instructions are outdated and not able to follow it up.

    Answer shared by Salar — January 13, 2013 @ 3:27 am

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  • Answer shared by Salar — January 13, 2013 @ 3:28 am

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  • i want pay my iom loan

    Answer shared by indra kumar sarki — August 13, 2013 @ 2:23 am

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  • why flying to usa know 4 months at vienna pleas give the answer

    Answer shared by Alfredbarfian — March 5, 2014 @ 9:43 am

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  • I would like to pay my bill online how to pay? Answer shared by MUNG THA September,10,2013

    Answer shared by mungtha — September 11, 2013 @ 9:27 am

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  • You can do but not with the Church World service as they have the worst aervice ever,
    And I’ll tell you why first of all they don’t pick up the phone when you try to call or pay the amount due and they don’t respont to your calls even if you leave ton of different voice messages (the very nice one and the angry one) and since you can’t pay online you gonna miss the payments therefore ruin your credit.
    I consider my self unlucky to work with them and wish your ppl to get more luck and work with louthren .
    Thanks

    Answer shared by Romel — April 22, 2013 @ 11:07 am

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  • on line payment is perfect way to pay back travel loan. although i send the check envelop through the postage office and gave it to postage worker, but many times, the envelopes didn’t reach at its time and lost at the way. every time i recieved mail from MRS/USCCB i didnt pay the payment , for example i sent the last one at 12-11-2012 and till now the payment dose not taken from my bank account. please we need solution !!!!

    Answer shared by Hasan AlHasnawe — January 7, 2013 @ 8:14 am

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  • i would like to pay my bill by online.Could you send me how to pay?

    Answer shared by AUNG MINT OO — August 8, 2013 @ 9:32 pm

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  • I would like also to ask about making a payment online ,and last time I asked one of the IOM staff about it so she told me that, I just have to go ahead and visit the website but I did and can t find how to make a payment ,I m a busy person and can t make other kinds of payment .if it is possible to make a payment online let me know because I do really want to make my payment thanks in advance .

    Answer shared by Kayiranga Martin — September 29, 2013 @ 8:33 pm

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  • I want to make an online payment

    Answer shared by Tuzolana N Augustin — May 15, 2014 @ 10:37 pm

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  • why flying to usa know we 4 months at vienn please give the answer

    Answer shared by Alfredbarfian — February 24, 2014 @ 8:42 am

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  • I am ethiopian national and I got my political sylee in united states, eventually I got my green card my family still in ethiopia and I can’t go back to ethiopia becuase of security reason, my wife and four children are still in ethiopia and didn’t see them for (8years),
    please could iom help me with air ticket or loan to bring my family to usa, please give the answeer

    cell 314-4841103

    Answer shared by mohamed mehadi — July 10, 2013 @ 12:25 pm

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  • i need pay my loan rith now

    Answer shared by tula tamang — June 12, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

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