The costs of the issue and the execution of the decision on return (2015)
Do States issue to the foreigner the decision determining the costs of return? What kind of costs are included in the decision determining the costs of return? Do the costs determined in the decision cover also the costs of the salaries of the officers executing the decision or the salaries of the officers supervising the stay of the foreigner in a detention centre?
Summary of responses
- The responses for 9 (Member) indicated that the foreigner is not required to cover the costs of forced return, and in another two responses these costs may have to be covered by other parties, e.g. the carrier bringing the foreigner to the country, rather than by the foreigner him-/herself.
- Among the costs elements explicitly said to be included when determining the costs of return to be covered by the forcibly returned foreigner were: interpretation (2 responses), transport (8), escorts (4), food (3), accommodation/detention (8), medical care (6) and various administrative costs (8). No specification of cost elements were provided in 3 responses.
- Only one response (for DE) stated that also the costs of the salaries of the officers executing the decision or the salaries of the officers supervising the stay of the foreigner in a detention centre are included when calculating the cost to be recovered, and in two responses only some salary costs are included.