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The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs staff continue working both in the office and at home.

Due to our hybrid work schedule, we are unable to guarantee that someone will be in the office if you drop in.
For all inquiries, we recommend that you first call (206) 727-8515 or email

Sure, the COVID-19 pandemic remains, and we continue to be stuck with an outdated immigration system. But Team OIRA still had so many blessings to count during 2022. For one, our team enjoyed waking up every morning to a federal administration much [...]
The Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs is proud to welcome Khalid Mohamed, our newest Language Service Coordinator, a position that also happens to be OIRA’s newest role. As Language Service Coordinator, Khalid works with our Language Access [...]
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  On Monday, October 27, the Seattle Office of Immigrant and Refugee Affairs (OIRA) and the Seattle Foundation hosted an intimate community event announcing all of the awardees of the $429,000 raised from the Mayors’ Concert for Ukraine [...]
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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

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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.