Find international help if you are outside the United States

Are you looking for international help? Find a list of organizations that help migrants outside the United States. Get sponsorship information. Learn about resources for Afghans, Ukrainians, and those near the US-Mexico border.

Mise à jour décembre 8, 2023

International help

USAHello provides information, resources, and free online classes for immigrants. We do not offer international aid, direct services, legal help, or sponsorships. If you are outside the USA, below is information we have put together that we hope can help you.


If you are looking for a U.S. sponsor, Welcome Connect can help you find one. Sponsorship programs to come to the USA are currently available for people from Cuba, Haiti, Nicaragua, Venezuela, and Ukraine. 

Find more information in our guides on:

Organizations around the world

If you are outside of the USA, you can reach out to international and local organizations for help. These organizations provide resources and support for migrants, refugees, and asylum seekers. 

UNHCR List of resources by country for refugees, asylum seekers, and stateless peopleWorldwide
AMERA InternationalList of organizations by country that offer free legal help for refugeesWorldwide
IRAPFree legal help for some refugees and displaced peopleWorldwide
Asylum Access
Free legal help for refugees and asylum seekersMalaysia, Mexico, and Thailand
Bolo.pkInformation about legal and social services Pakistan
Cuenta Nos
Information about legal and social servicesEl Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala
Info Pa’lante Information about rights, laws, and services Venezuela and Colombia
Info Pa’lante EcuadorInformation about rights, laws, and servicesEcuador
Information and resources for migrantsItaly
Julisha.infoInformation for refugees and asylum seekersKenya
Migrant HelpFree helpline and resources for asylees and refugeesUnited Kingdom
RefAidFind local services for migrants Europe and Turkey Information for refugees, asylum seekers, and migrantsBulgaria, Czechia, Greece, Hungary, Italy, and Slovakia 
Sheega.infoInformation about aid and services for refugees and asylum seekers Niger
Simaet BhahthaInformation about rights, laws, and services Iraq
Welcome to CanadaFree mobile app for refugees and immigrantsCanada

Help near the U.S.-Mexico border

If you are at the U.S.-Mexico border, these organizations may be able to help you:

Learn more about seeking asylum at the border.

Albergue del DesiertoHelp for women, children, and teenagers in Mexicali+52-68-6554-5364
Albergue La Esperanza Shelter for migrants in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico+52-65-6248-8854
Al Otro LadoInformation and legal help for migrants in Tijuana+52-66-4208-8994
Casa del Migrante Cd. JuarezShelter, clothing, and medical help for migrants +52-65-6687-0676
Casa del Migrante ReynosaShelter, food, clothing, and medical help for migrants +52-89-9922-4268 
Casa del Migrante TijuanaShelter, food, clothing, medical and legal help for migrants +52-66-4682-5180
COMARGovernment office for refugee assistance in Mexico+52-55-5209-8800
Desayunador Salesiano Padre ChavaShelter and food for migrants in Tijuana, Baja California Norte+52-66-4688-2790
Fundación OrigenHotline for migrants seeking shelter and legal help. Available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week800-22-54-846
HIAS MexicoFree legal services and mental health support for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants+52-1-55-4339-0201
InfoDignaInformation and support for migrants passing through Mexico+52-55-9063-7067
Kino Border InitiativeFood, shelter, clothing, medical and legal help for migrants and refugees +1-520-287-2370
IOMFree information and help for separated families+52-55-8897-5395
UNHCR MexicoShelters and resources for asylum seekers and refugees+52-55-7005-5950

Note: You do not need to dial +52 if you are calling from within Mexico.

Help for Afghans outside the U.S.

If you are from Afghanistan, these organizations may be able to help you: 

Afghan EvacInformation for Afghans needing evacuation
Awaaz Afghanistan
Helpline connecting Afghans with information and resources. Available daily 7:00 am – 7:00 pm. Call 410
Beporsed Information about resettlement and relocation for Afghans
Exit SOSInformation on visa requirements for different countries
IRAPResources for Afghans looking for immigration options, seeking refugee status, and parole into the U.S.
No One Left BehindLegal help and resettlement support for Afghan and Iraqi SIVs
Project AnarResources for Afghans trying to come to the USA, Canada, and UK
Refugee Processing CenterInformation on SIV and refugee admissions program for Afghans, Iraqis, and Syrians
Support for Afghan Financial Empowerment Financial assistance and coaching for Afghan families
UNHCR AfghanistanHelp for refugees and asylum-seekers. Hotline available all working days from 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
U.S. Department of StateInformation on relocation, refugee admissions, asylum, SIV, parole, and consular services for Afghans
USCRIInformation on Afghan visas and humanitarian parole

Help for Ukrainians outside the U.S.

If you are from Ukraine, these organizations may be able to help you: 

Food, clothing, psychosocial and legal support for people in Ukraine
European Commission Information for Ukrainians traveling to European Union countries
IOMInformation and support hotlines for Ukrainian migrants and refugees
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of UkrainePassport and visa assistance to Ukrainian citizens traveling abroad
UNHCR Ukraine
Help for refugees and asylum-seekers. Hotline available Monday through Friday 9:00 am – 6:00 pm 

Help for LGBTQ+ community

If you are part of the LGBTQ+ community, these organizations may be able to help you:

AMERA InternationalList of organizations by country that offer help to LGBTQ+ people
Rainbow RailroadHelp for LGTBQI+ people persecuted based on their sexual orientation and gender identity
InReach List of legal, medical, and social resources for LGBTQ+ people in Mexico

Translation help

If you are looking for translation and interpretation help, these organizations offer free support:

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