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Iraqi Kurdistan

Each year, thousands of Iraqis return after being unable to remain in Europe. This is because they started irregular migration journeys without accurate information about their chances of settling in Europe and the realities of life there. They lost money and time and put themselves at great risk while on the journey.

Many Iraqi migrants assume that they will immediately receive refugee status, access to financial and material support from European governments and find a job easily, but this is not true. Many European countries have tightened their immigration laws and the chances of gaining refugee status as an Iraqi are getting smaller.

This collection of first-hand, reliable information aims to fill information gaps and enable potential migrants to make informed decisions about whether migration to Europe is a good option for them.

Iraqi Kurdish migrants in Europe: policies you should know

Iraqi Kurdish migrants in Europe: policies you should know What are the requirements to get a job in Europe as an Iraqi Kurdish migrant? Are asylum seekers allowed to work? Which countries have changed their policies …
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Iraqi Kurds seeking asylum in Europe: read before applying

Iraqi Kurds seeking asylum in Europe: read before applying What are the conditions to receive asylum as an Iraqi Kurd in Europe? What happens to those whose claim is rejected? And when is asylum granted? What …
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Irregular migration to Europe: the real cost for Iraqi Kurds

Irregular migration to Europe: the real cost for Iraqi Kurds Many Iraqi Kurdish migrants lose time, money and risk their lives on the irregular migration journey to Europe. What is the real cost of the irregular …
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Seven interesting alternatives to irregular migration for Iraqi Kurds

Seven interesting alternatives to irregular migration for Iraqi Kurds What are the options for Iraqi Kurds looking for a better life, without risking their life and savings migrating irregularly from Iraq to Europe? Learn about four …
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The 8 dangers Iraqi Kurds face on the irregular route to Europe

The 8 dangers Iraqi Kurds face on the irregular route to Europe Choosing to travel irregularly to Europe for Iraqi Kurdistan is a highly risky decision. Below you will find the nine main dangers migrants face …
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