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The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration ProgramPrint

The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Program is aimed at migrants who would like to return to their country but are unable to arrange the return journey themselves.


What does assisted voluntary return cover?

The assistance provided to foreigners by IOM under the program includes:

- organization and financing the return trip and reintegration assistance for the person concerned (more detailed information is available below);

- counselling enabling an informed and voluntary decision to return;

- assistance in obtaining a travel document and arranging other necessary formalities related to return, if necessary; - accommodation and meals for the homeless or destitute in the period immediately preceding departure from Poland.



The program can be benefited from by:

- foreigners with irregular stay

- persons who applied for refugee status and were given a negative decision or withdrew their application;

- victims of human trafficking (what is human trafficking?).

IOM has the option of organizing the return of people with health problems, disabled people and pregnant women, provided that their fitness for travel is confirmed by a doctor, as well as single parents with small children and the elderly.



The reintegration assistance received by people returning to their countries is an important element of the program. The reintegration assistance offered by IOM has various forms, meeting the needs and expectations of its beneficiaries as fully as possible. It is to facilitate their management after their return and to meet their most urgent needs.


Reintegration assistance may be allocated, inter alia, to:

- starting or running a business;

- education, including vocational training;

- medical care, including rehabilitation or the purchase of medical equipment;

- subsidized employment. The above list is not an exhaustive catalogue; the form and nature of reintegration assistance are tailored to the individual needs of the given person returning to their country.

*Persons who have received a decision on the obligation to return are not eligible for reintegration assistance and are citizens of countries benefiting from facilitated access to the Polish labour market - the possibility of taking up work on the basis of an employer's declaration of entrusting work to a foreigner (i.e., the Republic of Armenia, the Republic of Belarus, the Republic of Georgia, the Republic of Moldova, the Russian Federation and Ukraine) or European countries that benefit from visa-free travel.



Persons interested in obtaining assistance in voluntary return may obtain detailed information:

 By phone at the following numbers: (22) 623 81 76, (22) 623 81 54, mobile 666 343 466

e-mail iomwarsawavr@iom.int

on the website http://avr.iom.pl/

An application for assistance in voluntary return can be submitted electronically via the website http://avr.iom.pl/


Information is provided by IOM employees in Polish, Ukrainian, Spanish, Russian and English. IOM provides an interpreter for speakers of other languages.

The program is financed by the Asylum, Migration, and Integration Fund