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With the assistance of the HIAS-managed Resettlement Support Center Austria (RSC), refugees arrive in the United States, often joining up with family members. Once in the U.S., Iranian religious minorities can live free of discrimination, asylum seekers from Israel can start a new life with an immigration status that opens doors, and Afghan refugees can find opportunities to thrive.
HIAS has been helping refugees in Austria
Our Work in Austria
Fully funded by the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration (PRM), the HIAS-managed Resettlement Support Center (RSC) in Austria assists individuals with case processing and preparation for arrival in the United States.
How We Work
The HIAS-managed Resettlement Support Center (RSC Austria) works with three groups of displaced people: vulnerable asylum seekers in Israel who are referred for resettlement in the United States by the UNHCR, religious minorities from Iran who are petitioned for by their family and friends in the United States, and Afghan refugees in Austria. RSC staff in Vienna, Austria and Tel Aviv, Israel assist these individuals as they navigate the United States resettlement process.
The RSC is responsible for receiving applications and preparing the documents necessary for resettlement to the United States, coordinating refugee interviews with U.S. government officials, scheduling mandatory medical examinations for approved refugees, facilitating information exchange with organizations in the U.S. that provide sponsorship to refugees approved for admission, and providing Cultural Orientation training to refugees prior to their departure.