You are eligible to apply for return if
- your application for protection (asylum) or another application for residence has been rejected
- you are waiting for a decision on your application for protection (asylum)
- you do not have legal residence and you do not have a registered application at UDI
Not all applications are granted.
What kind of support will you be given?
- a plane ticket to your home country
- health checks and necessary vaccinations
- help to obtain a passport and travel documents. You must cooperate on this.
- help to plan your journey
- a financial grant
You have to apply early to receive as much money as possible.
- If you apply before your deadline for leaving the country has expired, or before you are given a deadline for leaving, you will receive a total of NOK 15 000 in cash through the IOM. You will receive NOK 7 500 when you arrive in Afghanistan and NOK 7 500 after three months.
- If you apply after your deadline for leaving the country has expired, you will receive a total of NOK 13 000 in cash through the IOM. You will receive NOK 6 500 when you arrive in Afghanistan and NOK 6 500 after three months.
In addition, you will receive NOK 2 000 when you arrive in Kabul, which you can spend on temporary accommodation, and transport to your final destination in Afghanistan, if relevant.
How will your return be organised?
- You will be told in advance when you are to leave, and you will travel as an ordinary passenger on a scheduled flight.
- You can receive help during the journey and in connection with stopovers.
How to apply?
- You must create a user account and fill in the UDI application form for assisted return.
- IOM, the asylum reception centre where you live and the UDI regional office can help you to apply.
You can get reintegration assistance
In addition to assisted return with IOM, you are offered an individually tailored reintegration program with the organization Seefar. This offer applies to Afghan applicants of all ages.
If you who returned to Afghanistan are unable to take advantage of the offer due to, for example, limited reading and writing skills or the woman's role in society, Seefar may consider offering the program to another family member instead. Here you can read more about Seefar's reintegration program and find their contact information. (pdf, 382 kB)
If your application for assisted return is denied
- If you disagree with the decision from UDI you can write an appeal. When you appeal you should explain why the decision is wrong. You should also submit any new information or new documents if applicable.
- You can submit your appeal on «Appealing a decision» (external website), or by letter to:
UDI Returenheten – VARP
Postboks 2098 Vika
- If UDI does not reverse the decision after considering your appeal, it will be assessed again by The Norwegian Ministry of Justice and Public Security.
- You still have the obligation to leave Norway. If your deadline for leaving Norway has expired you do not have the right to stay in Norway while your appeal is being processed.
- If you leave Norway while your appeal is being processed, please send us an email at Varp@udi.no with your contact information, so that we can get in touch with you.
If you want to withdraw your application for assisted return
If you wish to withdraw your application for assisted return, you must notify UDI by email: firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone: +47 23 35 16 00.