Unaccompanied Refugee Minors (URM)

Through its network of caretakers, the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program (URM) helps unaccompanied refugee minors develop appropriate skills to enter adulthood and to achieve social self-sufficiency.


ORR State Letter 14-01Eligibility of U Status Recipients for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program
ORR State Letter 13-08Updated Report Forms for Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and New Information Collection Method

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  • Report Forms

    Published: October 23, 2015
    Report Forms - This section provides Office of Management and Budget (OMB) approved Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) report forms for all federal grants
  • Policy Guidance/State Letters

    Published: August 14, 2015
    Indices of letters sent to State Refugee Coordinators during each calendar year on pertinent issues for State administered refugee programs.
  • URM Eligibility and Application

    Published: June 24, 2015
    This State Letter: 1) lists the eligible populations; 2) outlines the process for youth in the US to apply for the URM Program; 3) provides an application; and
  • Medical Assistance in the Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

    Published: January 29, 2015
    ORR provides guidance to States regarding regulations governing medical assistance for participants in the URM Program.
  • Eligibility of U Status Recipients for Unaccompanied Refugee Minors Program

    Published: February 10, 2014
    ORR encourages State Refugee Coordinators to prepare their URM service provider network to place and serve unaccompanied U status recipients, as with all other
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