Reintegration assistance rules

  • The assistance is provided to migrants returning home under the assistance of IOM AVRR Programme.

  • The assistance is provided in the country of origin, i.e. AFTER the return.

  • The measures of assistance shall not last longer than 12 months (in 2012) since the date of return.

  • The assistance is provide IN KIND, i.e. through direct payments to service providers who deliver goods or services to returnees.

  • The awarding of reintegration grant is subject to selection which is done by the IOM Bratislava selection committee.

  • The main selection criterion is the efficiency of reintegration assistance.

  • The selection committee also determines the amount of the reintegration grant depending on individual needs of returnees. E.g. migrants returning with their families can be awarded higher reintegration grant.

  • The individual needs of returnees are assessed during reintegration counseling.

  • In awarding of reintegration grant, IOM Bratislava also relies on feasibility feedback and information from IOM missions in country of origin.

  • The returnees applying for reintegration assistance are requested to submit relevant supporting documentation related to their reintegration plans (invoices, business license, land certificate, partnership agreement, rental contract, diploma, driving license, course syllabus, etc.).

  • The assistance must be in compliance with domestic rules and regulations.

Success stories

Films - Stories of migrants

  • (Film has english subtitles should be turned on)


Voluntary Return and Reintegration in Country of Origin (Individual Project).

This project is co-funded by the European Union from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF). Internal Security Fund.

Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations
International Organization for Migration (IOM) in Slovakia