• You are a 'Dubliner' if you have been registered as an asylum seeker in another European country before you applied for asylum in Norway, or if you have been granted a visa or residence permit in another European country.
  • You can apply for voluntary return if you wish to return to your home country instead of being sent back to the European country where you are registered.
  • You must apply as soon as possible after your arrival in Norway. If not, you will be sent back to the European country where you are registered.
  • If you are granted assisted return you will get a deadline. Then, you must travel within that deadline. 

Not everyone will have their application granted. You can contact the IOM for advice (external website).

What kind of support will you be given?

  • a plane ticket to your home country
  • help to obtain a passport and travel documents. You must cooperate on this.  
  • advice from the International Organization for Migration (IOM)
  • help to plan your journey
  • NOK 5,000 in cash
  • a reintegration grant of 2 000 euros that may be used for vocational training, courses or education, or starting up a business. You will not get this money paid out in cash, but you will receive advice and guidance from Caritas Morocco and Fondation Orient-Occident to decide what to spend the money on.

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.
  • Transport will normally be arranged for you all the way to your place of origin.

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. 
Go to application form

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
NO-0125 Oslo

  • 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: varp@udi.no, or by phone: +47 23 35 16 00.