Through the U.S. Repatriation Program, ORR provides loans to eligible repatriates referred from the U.S. Department of State.

Repatriates are individuals who:

  • Have returned or been brought from a foreign country to the U.S. due to poverty, illness, war or the threat of war
  • Do not have immediate access to available resources to meet their needs

Repatriation Guide

  • Repatriation Guide: Section 1 Overview (PDF 415KB)
  • Repatriation Guide: Section 2 Mentally Ill Repatriates (PDF 396KB)
  • Repatriation Guide: Section 3 Unaccompanied Minors (PDF 398KB)
  • Repatriation Guide: Section 4 Repatriation of U.S. Citizens Accused of Crimes (PDF 399KB)
  • Repatriation Guide: Section 5 Group and Emergency Repatriations (PDF 403KB)


  • Repatriation Program Policy – Clarification of the term United States (PDF 662 KB)
  • Repatriation Program Fact Sheet (PDF 189KB)
  • ACF Regional Emergency Repatriation Liaisons Contact sheet (DOC 166KB)
  • ORR State Letter 12-06: Authorized Resettlement Areas for Eligible U.S. Repatriates (PDF 143KB)
  • Information Memorandum: State Repatriation Agreement-- Clarification for Section II, Background, August 2013 (PDF 46KB)
  • Information Memorandum: New Repatriation Forms (PDF 280KB)

Repatriation Forms

  • RR-01: Emergency and Group Processing Form (PDF 257KB)
  • RR-02: Emergency and Group Repatriation Financial Form (PDF 288KB)
  • RR-03: Loan Waiver Request Form (PDF 276KB)
  • RR-04: Non-Emergency Monthly Financial Statement Form (PDF  211KB)
  • RR-05: Privacy and Repayment Agreement Form (PDF 112KB)
  • RR-06: Refusal of Temporary Assistance Form (PDF 114KB)
  • RR-07: Temporary Assistance Extension Request Form (PDF 211KB)
  • RR-08: State Request for Federal Support Form (PDF 168KB)
  • State Repatriation Program Coordinators Contact Form - Attachment B (PDF 576KB)
  • FIER Contact Form (PDF 325KB)