How to request help

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This guide to how to apply for help is in English, but you may apply for help by eMail in German, English, Arabic, Portuguese, Russian, or Spanish. We hope to support more languages soon.


Dieser Anwendungsleitfaden ist in englischer Sprache verfasst. Sie können jedoch per E-Mail Hilfe in deutscher, englischer, arabischer, portugiesischer, russischer oder spanischer Sprache beantragen. Wir hoffen, bald weitere Sprachen zu unterstützen.


دليل التطبيق هذا باللغة الإنجليزية ، ولكن يمكنك تقديم طلب للحصول على المساعدة عن طريق البريد الإلكتروني باللغات الألمانية أو الإنجليزية أو العربية أو البرتغالية أو الروسية أو الإسبانية. نأمل في دعم المزيد من اللغات قريبًا.


Este guia de candidatura está em inglês, mas pode solicitar ajuda por e-mail em alemão, inglês, árabe, português, russo, ou espanhol. Esperamos apoiar mais línguas em breve


Этот гайд написан на английском языке, но вы можете обратиться за помощью по электронной почте на немецком, английском, арабском, португальском, русском или испанском языках. Мы надеемся вскоре добавить больше языков.


Esta guía de aplicación está en inglés, pero puede solicitar ayuda por correo electrónico en alemán, inglés, árabe, portugués, ruso o español. Esperamos admitir más idiomas pronto.


TransEmigrate serves transgender, nonbinary, and two-spirit people in most countries of the world.

We have varying capabilities in different regions in the world, but we aim to be able to operate fully globally as TransEmigrate grows and matures.


By trans people, for trans people:

Our mission focus is to help transgender people - including nonbinary, two-spirit, and genderqueer people who may face persecution because of their identity.

We have no official support for cis gay, lesbian, bisexual, pansexual, or intersex people, but these groups are welcome to chat with us informally and we can direct them to general knowledge articles.


PRImarily non-asylum:

We help transgender people from all over the world to find all legal, non-asylum routes to emigrating to a safe country. We do, however, support asylum cases in limited circumstances.


We will evaluate your application to explore every possible legal non-asylum option to get to a safer country. We can also evaluate your application to see if you may qualify for asylum. If you do qualify for asylum, we may accept your asylum case, or we may refer you to one of the organisations below.


You may read the guidelines for who qualifies for asylum in Europe here:



If you think that you qualify for asylum, please contact the organisations listed below:

lgbt asylum oRGANISATIONS:


TransEmigrate-designated Safe Countries:

Resident citizens and those with secure legal residency for at least 2 upcoming years in these countries are not served:

( Exceptions: Indigenous, First Nations, Travelers, and Roma trans people, trans persons fleeing active or imminent conflict zones, or seeking political asylum:)

Argentina, Austria, Australia, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Iceland, Ireland*, Malta, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Scotland, Spain, Sweden, Uruguay

* Clients from Northern Ireland are eligible for support and relocation assistance to the Republic of Ireland, Scotland, or elsewhere.



Countries served, but with Black, Indigenous, and People of Colour (BIPOC) prioritised:

Race is one of many criteria we use for assessing risk. However, due to severe systemic racism in these white-majority countries, white (caucasian) applicants from these countries will also be served, but may experience delays:

Bulgaria, Czechia, Cyprus, Greece, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, United Kingdom (UK), United States of America (USA)


Countries we are unable to serve due to geopolitical restrictions:

We are able to assist nationals of these countries/regions, but not persons who reside in them:

Crimean Peninsula, Cuba, Iran, Myanmar, North Korea, Sudan, Syria



WE support transgender people's efforts to move to safer countries and regions in various ways, including:

  • Inquiries about medium to long-range emigration planning to a safer country

  • Help with locating legal non-asylum emigration paths to various safe countries

  • Active logistical support for short to medium term ( less than one year ) planning to move to a safer country

  • Establishing contingency plans for escaping to a safe country from a country currently that is currently in a state of decline

  • Internal migration advice inside large and varied countries ( especially USA)

  • Inquiries from undocumented trans persons in foreign countries looking to regularlise their status

  • Assistance with short to medium term evacuation to a safe country for human rights defenders ( including trans rights activists and transgender Indigenous and Black Lives Matter activists )

  • Emigration support for trans people with disabilities

  • Information Security / Operational Security

  • Emergency evacuation / "Bugout" procedures in the event of imminent danger and needing rapid evacuation from a country ( generally due to government retaliation for human rights activism, including trans activism )

  • All legal, non-asylum pathways.

  • Asylum cases, in limited instances.


Anti-Colonisation Policy:

  • In accordance with our Anti-Colonisation policy, we do not assist white / ethnic European clients from European countries with relocating to locations outside of Europe.

  • White applicants from unsafe European countries ( eg. Poland, Hungary ) are welcome to our assistance in relocating to a safe country elsewhere in Europe *only*.

  • White applicants from unsafe colonised lands (eg. USA, South Africa) will be encouraged to seek European destinations first. Lateral moves (eg. USA to Australia) will also be considered, subject to our discretion.


SECURE ENCRYPTION / GOVERNMENT SURVEILLANCE:

If you are concerned about government surveillance in your country, we encourage you to use PGP encryption when contacting us. Our KeyBase / PGP encoding information can be found here: https://keybase.io/transemigrate

If you need help configuring PGP or KeyBase, please send an email to contact@transemigrate.org with subject line "Encryption". We will be happy to assist you in connecting to us through a secure encrypted channel before proceeding to talk about your situation.


APPLYING FOR HELP:

If you have read all of the above and wish to file an a Request for Assistance, please eMail contact@transemigrate.org with the subject line "Request for Assistance" with a few sentences introducing yourself so that we can open your case.


Please be sure to include in your eMail:

  • Name to call you by

  • Countries of origin / citizenship

  • Country of residence

  • Passport status

  • Planned destination(s)

  • A few sentences about your intentions.



Urgent requests may be directed to our German office at +49 - (0)2171 / 7769545.


Stay safe! We hope to hear from you soon.