Refugee programme
Each year, the State Department prepares a Report to Congress on proposed refugee admissions then the U.S. President consults with Congress and establishes the proposed ceilings for refugee admissions for the fiscal year. For more information regarding the refugee program please kindly check the below website:

Asylum program 

Every year, thousands of people go to the United States in need of protection because they have been persecuted or fear they will be persecuted on account of their race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion. Those found eligible for asylum are permitted to remain in the United States. 

Unlike the U.S. Refugee Program, which provides protection to refugees by bringing them to the United States for resettlement, the U.S. Asylum Program provides protection to qualified refugees who are already in the United States or are seeking entry into the United States at a port of entry. Asylum-seekers may apply for asylum in the United States regardless of their countries of origin. There are no quotas on the number of individuals who may be granted asylum each year (with the exception of individuals whose claims are based solely on persecution for resistance to coercive population control measures).

Please kindly for more information regarding this program check on the below website:

There are also other US programs such as family reunion, employee based immigration and US Green card lottery. Please kindly read more under:


United States Refugee Programme (USRP) 
IOM arranges flight booking for immigrants under the USRP program through TMS, IOM Geneva. 

For bookings please kindly contact:
International Organization for Migration Geneva
TMS Unit
Tel. 022 717 9231
E-mail TMS(at)

The Embassy of United States of America
Immigration Visa Section
Sulgeneckstrasse 19
3007 Bern - Switzerland

Mission Tel.  031 357 70 11
Mission Fax  031 357 73 98

Mailing Address
Embassy of the United States

Immigrant Visa Unit 
3001 Bern 

Toll 0900 87 84 72 (CHF 2,50/min) 
Fax 031 357 73 98
E-mail berniv(at) 


The Embassy of United States of America
Immigrant Visa Section
Giessenerstrasse 30
60435 Frankfurt-Germany

Mission Tel. 0049 91 3177 22 270
Mission Fax 0049 69 7535 22 77
E-mail  FrankfurtSpecialNIV(at)
Toll 0900 1 850055 (Euro 1.86/min)