NORWAY

International Organization for Migration

Migration for the benefit of all

Repatriation

If you have a valid residence permit in Norway but now wish to move back to your home country, you can apply for support from the Norwegian authorities.

Who can apply?

  • You must have been granted protection (asylum) or residence on grounds of strong humanitarian considerations, or have been granted family immigration with a person who belongs to one of these groups.
  • At least three months must have passed since you were granted a residence permit. Normally, you cannot be a Norwegian citizen, but you can apply for a dispensation.

What kind of support will you be given?

  • UDI will pay for your journey and book the tickets for you. You cannot buy plane tickets on your own.
  • You will receive NOK 10,000 in cash. You will be paid the money before you leave Norway.
  • In addition, you will receive NOK 5,000 to cover the transportation of your personal belongings.

Extra support for returns to Iraq and Afghanistan:

Iraq:

What kind of support will you be given?

  • Transport to your home country. UDI books and pays for your ticket. You cannot book tickets on your own.
  • NOK 15,000 in cash to help you start a new life in your home country

Afghanistan:

What kind of support will you be given?

  • Transport to your home country. The UDI books and pays for your ticket. You cannot book tickets on your own.
  • NOK 15,000 in cash to help you start a new life in your home country. You will be paid the money before you leave Norway.

For more information contact your local UDI regional office: http://www.udi.no/en/contact-us/other-contact-information/regional-offices/

The application form (in Norwegian only): http://www.udi.no/globalassets/global/skjemaer/soknad-om-okonomisk-stotte-for-tilbakevending-til-hjemlandet-rs2013-009v-b.pdf