It will no longer be possible to use the old application form on IOM’s website or fill out an application on paper and send it to IOM by mail. All those who wish to apply must fill out the application form for assisted return on UDI’s website (external website, opens in new window).
If you need help with filling out the application form, you can ask staff at the asylum reception centre or contact the UDI.
IOM is still responsible for giving information about the possibility of applying for assisted return and providing guidance to those who wish to apply. It is also IOM who books plane tickets and helps the applicants with obtaining travel documents.
UDI is still responsible for processing applications.
The only difference is that the new applications form is sent electronically to the UDI instead of IOM.