12/18
Seattle is committed to protecting the rights of immigrants and refugees, who are an integral part of our families and communities. As a part of a proud welcoming city, earlier this summer, the City of Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee [...]
11/20
The Seattle Department of Transportation is hosting its first-ever Youth Transportation Summit on Saturday, December 9, 2023. Young people aged 14 to 24 years old are invited to participate in this free event to share their personal experiences [...]
11/20
Message from Director Mohamed Since the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) was created in 2012, we’ve aimed to strengthen Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities by engaging them in decisions about Seattle’s future and by [...]
6/13
The Welcome Corps is a new program from the federal U.S. State Department that allows Americans the opportunity to formally welcome and help integrate specific refugee groups newly arriving to the United States. The Welcome Corps is administered by [...]
4/18
Introducing Director Hamdi Mohamed! Greetings! I am so proud to be serving as the director of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA). The opportunity to serve as Director (technically “Acting Director” until I am officially [...]

Immigrant and Refugee Affairs

Hamdi Mohamed, Director
Address: 700 5th Ave, Suite 1616, Seattle, WA, 98104
Mailing Address: PO Box 94573, Seattle, WA, 98124
Phone: (206) 727-8515
oira@seattle.gov

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The mission of the Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is to improve the lives of Seattle’s immigrant and refugee communities by engaging them in decisions about the City of Seattle’s future and improving the City’s programs and services to meet the needs of all constituents.