IOM supports Member States in improving the policy, legislation, operational systems, human resources and administrative and technical structures required to respond more effectively to diverse migration and border management challenges. Immigration and Border Management (IBM) activities are in line with IOM’s commitment to facilitate orderly, safe and regular migration and mobility.

IBM activities are designed as partnerships with governments and other relevant stakeholders to identify needs, determine priority areas, and shape and deliver interventions. The IBM team's activities are continuously evolving to meet new migration challenges on the national, regional and international level.

In Thailand, IOM supports the Royal Thai Government and regional counterparts to address complex border management challenges and transnational organized crime, including smuggling of migrants and trafficking in persons. IOM's interventions are designed to directly support government policies and priorities, with a strong focus on capacity building for relevant government officials at the provincial and central levels to detect fraudulent documents, share information effectively, strengthen inter-agency coordination, and identify victims of transnational organized crime.

In addition, IOM provides technical guidance for border and migration management assessments and supports stakeholders to strengthen the capacity of officials on health and humanitarian border management, especially in the context of COVID-19.