See which opportunities exist for returning to different countries and for different groups (children, adults, vulnerable groups, ‘Dubliners’, i.e. people who fall under the Dublin system) here, by selecting the relevant country and group.
The person concerned can receive a financial grant from the Norwegian authorities to resettle in their home country.
The financial grant is meant to help the person in the initial phase of resettling in their home country. The Norwegian government decides what kind of grant the applicant can receive, and it is also the government that finances the grant.
The amount will depend on when the migrants apply in relation to the deadline for leaving the country.
|Reintegration grant rates|
|Description||Amount if you have applied before the deadline for leaving the country or are not registered in Norway||Amount if you have applied after the deadline for leaving the country|
|Reintegration grant for adults (over the age of 18)||NOK 15,000 per person||NOK 5,000 per person|
|Reintegration grant for each child travelling with family or a guardian||NOK 15,000 per person||NOK 5,000 per person|
|Extra reintegration grant for each child travelling with family or a guardian||NOK 10,000 per person||no grant
Special schemes have been established for assisted return to some countries. These schemes provide dedicated financial grants arrangements and practical help to find work, education, and a place to live in the home country.
There are special grant schemes for certain citizenships, such as the following:
Due to the security situation, assisted return is not available to citizens of:
The vulnerable groups project helps vulnerable migrants in Norway who wish to return to their home country. The IOM can offer extra support before, during, and after the return.
The following can apply to the project:
Even if the applicant does not belong to any of the groups mentioned above, the UDI can assess whether other circumstances mean that the person is in a vulnerable position and should be allowed to take part in the programme.
The IOM assists with practical travel arrangements. This includes help to obtain travel documents, a transit visa and plane tickets, as well as assistance during transit and on arrival in your home country. The IOM will obtain tickets for your return journey. You cannot book the tickets yourself if the expenses are to be covered by the Norwegian authorities.
If you are unable to travel alone and need someone to accompany you, you may be accompanied by a member of the IOM's staff or by medical personnel. You can also ask to be accompanied by someone you know.
A financial grant covers basic needs in the first period after the return and encourages financial independence. When the migrant arrives in the home country, he or she will receive a financial reintegration grant in the form of cash and funds earmarked for housing, education, starting a business, work training, medicines, and food and clothing in the initial period following the return. If the person is an unaccompanied minor under the age of 18, he or she will not be paid the grant in cash, but will receive the full grant in the form of earmarked funds.
• information about the return and advice
• the necessary travel documents
• organisation of the journey itself
• assistance prior to departure, in transit and on arrival
• help and transport all the way to the destination
• further follow-up, subject to availability and needs