Who can participate in VARP
VARP is a return programme for asylum seekers, persons whose application for residence has been rejected and persons without legal residence in Norway.
Through this programme, the IOM provides information and advice, helps to obtain travel documents, organises the return journey, airline tickets and transit visas, and offers assistance during transit and on arrival in the home country.
Participants in the programme are also eligible to receive reintegration support from the Norwegian authorities. Persons whose case is being processed pursuant to the Dublin II Regulation
are also eligible to receive such support.
Persons who return voluntarily to their home country will be offered either NOK 20,000, 15,000 or 10,000 in reintegration support to resettle in their home country.
How much support you receive depends on when you apply for voluntary assisted return.
Persons who apply for voluntary assisted return by the departure deadline will receive NOK 20,000. This group also includes persons who apply before they have been given a deadline to leave Norway.NOK 15,000
Persons who apply for voluntary assisted return no later than two months after the expiry of the deadline for leaving Norway will receive NOK 15,000.NOK 10,000
Persons who wait more than two months after the expiry of the deadline for leaving Norway before applying for voluntary assisted return will receive NOK 10,000.
Persons whose case is being processed pursuant to the Dublin II Regulation will also receive NOK 10,000 in reintegration support.
How to apply
Applications are sent to the IOM in Oslo. Electronic application forms
are available on the IOM's website.
For more information, contact the IOM on tel.: 800 37484 or by e-mail