Migrant Resource Centre

MRCs operate to provide migrants with information and counselling in various areas, such as overseas employment, rights and protection of migrants, access to education systems in other countries, skills development and vocational training programmes in Pakistan. More importantly, our team of counsellors provides you with awareness on the benefits of safe and regular migration and the dangers and consequences of irregular migration.

 

In essence, MRCs strive to provide:

Clear, accessible and understandable information to potential migrants on possibilities for orderly migration, as well as rules and regulations, including relevant pre-departure information;

Pre-departure orientation and information on work and living conditions abroad and their rights and obligations to outgoing migrants;

Awareness raising of and providing clear information to potential migrants on the risks and dangers associated with irregular migration.

 

MRCs do not only focus on the general public/future migrants but also other, institutionalised stakeholders (governmental and non-governmental), who are directly or indirectly involved in the facilitation or communication of migration related issues. Thus, MRCs conduct several information sessions at vocational and technical training schools, universities, colleges and schools as well as with the communities.

FAQ

MRC is a place which provides services directly to migrants to facilitate and promote their recourse to legal, voluntary, orderly and protected migration.
Intending migrants, Migrant workers, Returnees, Overseas Pakistanis, Students and family members of migrants can contact us.
No, MRC cannot secure a job for you overseas. MRC is a resource centre for migrants for information and guidance not a job placement centre or recruitment agency.
No, all of our services (Counselling, Pre-departure Orientation, Referrals, and Complaints) are completely free of cost.
Yes, MRC can conduct pre-departure orientation sessions for Overseas Employment Promoters at their offices.
Yes, MRC conducts orientation sessions for students from vocational and technical institutes, colleges and professional universities. MRC counsellor’s visit technical institutes, colleges and universities to hold awareness session on regular basis.
Students from Pakistan can apply to colleges and universities across the world. They can avail scholarships being offered by different countries for Pakistani students e.g. European Union’s Erasmus program (70 scholarships/ year), Hungarian Scholarship Program (80 scholarships/ year), UK’s Chevening (70 scholarships/ year). In addition to these the US, Canada and Australian governments also offer scholarships for Pakistani students. These scholarships are usually awarded through Higher Education Commission of Pakistan (HSE).
Yes, MRC counsellors can help you in filing a complaint, where possible we can do follow up on your behalf as well.
No, MRC cannot do visa facilitation; it is the prerogative of embassies and consulates.
MRC can provide you with information that will be useful for you to make an informed decision about migrating.