Project Details


Helping migrants navigate complex immigration systems

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Project Twitter: @migreat

  • Social Exclusion
  • Data
  • Internet
  • Social Software

Over one billion people will migrate over the next five years and will have to navigate through expensive and complex immigration processes. Immigration can be a touchy subject, especially in countries that see a high influx of newcomers, and there is often political pressure to control the flow of immigration to protect resources. 

Immigrants, however, can make valuable contributions to society. Migreat helps migrants work through the proper immigration channels so that they can have the opportunities they need to be fully integrated in their communities. 

Migreat provides expert legal advice and tailored information to suit the needs of every individual. With the organisation’s help, students can gain access to higher education, families can be reunited with their loved ones and each individual can apply to use their skills for gainful employment. For the first time migrants are being offered affordable and effective assistance on complex immigration regulations. 

Through a free, user-friendly online platform, Migreat uses an algorithm to create a customised to-do list of every step in the visa application process. They ensure that their users get accurate and up-to-date information for each unique situation. 

Migreat was founded in 2012 by two immigrants to the United Kingdom and is now based in London and New York. Over 80% of the team is made up of immigrants who understand what relocation means beyond the paperwork. Migreat assists individuals through every stage of their journey by providing them the information they need to successfully settle into their new communities. 

Migreat helps immigrants meet new friends, find homes and offers assistance with legal documentation along the way. Find out more about how to partner with Migreat as an educational provider, immigration expert or recruiter at

Image courtesy of Migreat.

Last updated: 09th of October, 2015

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