International Organization for Migration

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IOM in Norway

IOM Norway was established in May 2002 upon request of the Norwegian  Government. Norway has been a member state of the  intergovernmental body organization since 1951. IOM Norway's main office is located in Oslo Sentrum with staff  who, between them, speak over 30 different languages. No appointment is  necessary to visit between 10am -3 pm, Monday to Thursday. All enquiries to IOM are treated  confidentially and there is no need to give your name in order to  receive a consultation.

The first programme implemented in Norway was the Voluntary Assisted Return  Programme (VARP). This programme assists migrants who have been  in the asylum system at any stage - applying, appealing, refused – or that are in an irregular situation without a valid permit to stay in Norway.  Under this programme IOM arranges international flights and  onward domestic transportation. Since 2006 different reintegration programmes have also been developed  to provide reintegration support to returnees.


In addition, this programme has also been used to provide logistic support to the Voluntary Assisted  Return and Reintegration for Victims of Trafficking (VoT) programme since 2007.  Under this programme, victims of trafficking brought to Norway have the opportunity to return home and are  provided with reintegration support and close follow-up in their country of origin.


IOM Norway also conducts a Cultural Orientation Programme for Norway-bound  refugees which provides pre-departure cultural orientation (CO) classes for refugees  accepted for resettlement to Norway. IOM Norway, in close coordination with IOM  offices in countries where refugees are temporarily residing, organizes  training for selected target groups of refugees, aged 8 years and above, on the  practicalities of life in Norway and general integration requirements.


Opening times:
Monday - Friday : 10:00 - 15:00

Visiting address:
Skippergata 33 Second floor; Oslo
Postal address:
PB 8927 Youngstorget
0028 Oslo

Tel: +47 23 10 53 20
Fax: +47 23 10 53 23


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