Resettlement Support Centre

The Resettlement Support Center (RSC) for the Middle East and North Africa (RSC MENA) is operated by IOM in Amman, Jordan with a permanent processing site in Cairo, Egypt.

RSC MENA conducts resettlement processing for the United States Refugee Admissions Program (USRAP) in fifteen countries throughout the MENA region. USRAP processing in Egypt takes place at the IOM office in Cairo with some additional processing in Alexandria.

Funded by the United States Department of State’s Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, RSC MENA assists refugees with the many steps involved in the resettlement process to the United States. Persons of special humanitarian concern who can establish persecution or a well-founded fear of persecution based on race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion may be considered for admission to the United States as refugees.

During the US fiscal year 2017, RSC MENA received referrals and created cases for 40,905 individuals; conducted prescreening interviews for 49,175 individuals; supported United States Citizenship and Immigration Services Officers in the adjudication of 14,749 individuals; provided cultural orientation to 3,584 individuals; scheduled medical exams for 13,857 individuals; and supported the out-processing procedures for 8,642 individuals who traveled to the United States.

Of the 8,642 refugees who arrived in the United States in US FY 2017 with the assistance of RSC MENA, 1,417 individuals came directly from Egypt.


All resettlement services are free of charge. For more information about RSC MENA’s work and the resettlement process in general, please refer to