Return programmes and schemes


There are various types of return schemes, depending on which country a person is returning to and the situation they are in.

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. 

General financial grants to adults and children (reintegration grants)

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 for certain citizenships

  • Unaccompanied minors and vulnerable adults

What can be gained from participating in a return programme:

  • 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 

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