International Refugee Assistance Programme (IRAP)
Published: 4 Oct 2016
Contact Person: Stephen Poellot, Legal Director and Co-founder
Telephone: 646 602 5600
Street Address: Urban Justice Center, 40 Rector St, 9th Fl, New York, NY 10006
Further Contact Details:
General Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To refer a case in any language, email : email@example.com.
With a legal question, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
With a development question, email: email@example.com
Media inquiries go to firstname.lastname@example.org
IRAP is a legal aid organisation and cannot provide financial assistance or other benefits. They do not make any decisions concerning resettlement and they are completely independent from UNHCR and national governments. Any information sent to IRAP is highly confidential, and all services are free of any charge. IRAP provides free legal services to refugees seeking refugee protection and resettlement. Here are a few types of assistance that IRAP provides:
- Afghans or Iraqis applying for Special Immigrant Visa programs. They assist Afghans and Iraqis with all stages of the SIV process, including locating former US supervisors and preparing application documents.
- Refugees in the U.S. Refugee Admissions Programme. They can help individuals gather documents and present their refugee claim prior to IOM or USCIS interviews. If they are denied, IRAP can review to see if they can assist with a Request for Review, including written counseling for individuals with security-related reasons (“Other”) denials.
- UNHCR Assistance. In very exceptional situations, they may be able to assist refugees (individuals who are not Afghan nationals) living in Afghanistan with refugee registration.
To contact them, send an email with your full name, telephone number, email address and a brief description of your need for legal services in English or Arabic to email@example.com. They are not able to assist everyone who contacts them, and emailing them does not create an attorney-client relationship.