The International Refugee Assistance Project (IRAP) provides free legal help to some refugees and displaced people.
- IRAP helps some people find services and prepare refugee and visa applications.
- IRAP is not part of any government, IOM, or UNHCR.
- IRAP cannot grant refugee status or visas or speed up cases.
- IRAP cannot provide financial help, find or pay for housing, or find jobs.
- All of IRAP’s help is free. No one affiliated with IRAP has the right to ask you for money or any other service.
IRAP decides to help people based on their need and eligibility for immigration status. IRAP does not decide to help people based on any other social or political or religious criteria.
This website provides general information about legal processes available to some refugees. It is not meant as legal advice for individual applications.
This information was revised in August 2023. Requirements may change. Always check for current requirements from the government or agency deciding your request.
Talent Beyond Boundaries (TBB) matches refugees with international companies that need their skills. TBB also helps facilitate the visas after employers make job offers. Employers gain valuable talent and displaced people have a chance to rebuild their careers and lives across the globe.
TBB is a nonprofit organization with a cooperation agreement with UNHCR. TBB is not affiliated with IRAP. At this time, TBB can only work with candidates based in Jordan or Lebanon. TBB does not charge money for its services.
You can register to be considered for international employment on TBB’s Talent Catalog here. For more information, please visit TBB’s website.
How does it work?
- Talent Search: The Talent Catalog is the first online platform to collect information on the professional backgrounds of thousands of refugees and displaced people. Refugees and asylum seekers can register directly on the Talent Catalog. It is important that registrants complete full and accurate profiles on the Talent Catalog to be considered for opportunities.
- Recruitment: TBB works with global employers looking to hire new talent. TBB connects them with qualified candidates from our Talent Catalog. We then facilitate the recruitment process, including CV and interview preparation. Recruitment with TBB is entirely employer-led. This means that employers make all the decisions at all phases of the process.
Immigration: When a candidate is selected for a job, TBB works with employers and governments to overcome barriers to visa applications. Barriers include:
- Lack of access to passports
- Lack of access to other personal documentation
- Lack of access to educational certificates
- Requirements for proof of funds.
Refugees should not be discouraged from registering with TBB if they are missing these requirements. The TBB team will work with them to find a solution.
- Integration: After arrival to their new country, TBB works with partners to help our candidates succeed at work and in their new lives.
How can you sign up? If you are a refugee or asylum seeker in Jordan or Lebanon and you are interested in international employment, you can create a profile on the Talent Catalog at this link.
Please list your experiences, skills, education and languages on your profile. Please make sure your profile is complete with all details of your qualifications and skills added. This increases your chances of matching with an employment opportunity you may be qualified for. For more information on how to register, you can watch this video in Arabic.
Who can sign up for TBB’s program?
TBB's program is open to refugees and displaced people.
Does signing up for TBB’s program guarantee that I will receive a job offer? No. Registering with TBB is not a guarantee of employment. TBB will not contact registrants unless there is interest from a potential employer or if TBB needs to confirm your information. TBB will inform you every time it chooses to send your CV to an employer.
If TBB has not received any opportunities from employers that match your qualifications, TBB will not contact you. Unfortunately, this means there is a chance that TBB may contact you after a long period of waiting or not at all.
How are candidates selected for employment? TBB’s process is employer-driven. TBB does not select candidates for international employment. TBB facilitates matches between potential candidates and employers. The employer makes a selection. If an employer is interested in your skills, TBB will contact you.
If I contact TBB directly, will that increase my chances of being matched with a job? No. TBB does not find opportunities for candidates on an individual basis. Opportunities are sent from employers to TBB only. Please do not contact TBB to find you an opportunity. TBB will contact you only if there is an opportunity sent from employers that matches your skills.
Does the program cost money? No. Registration in Talent Beyond Boundaries’ online platform and TBB’s services are free of charge for all candidates.