IOM can help you even after your return home

In case you have decided to return home with the assistance of IOM, you can apply for assistance with job search, business start-up, house reconstruction, education, accommodation, legal counseling etc.

The assistance is provided after your return home, in co-operation with IOM colleagues in your country. They speak your language and they are familiar with the situation in your country.

IOM will assess your application individually, taking into consideration the situation and conditions in your country. The assistance can be provided to individuals or whole families. Information on amount of reintegration grant can be found on or you can call our low-rate helpline: 0850 211 262. *

Who can apply for assistance?

All returnees who are returning home with the help of IOM can apply for assistance:

  • migrants without residence permit in Slovakia
  • asylum seekers who wish to return home
  • unsuccessful asylum seekers

How can IOM help you

You can use the provided support for e.g.:

Business start-up or entering partnership with a company

  • Stores: food, mixed goods, stationery, animal food, car spare parts;
  • Workshops: car repairs, welding, sewing, car wash;
  • Farms: cattle breeding, pigs, poultry, fish, growing of rice, fruit trees, installation of a mud pump;
  • Restaurants: fast food kiosk, bar, restaurant;
  • Services: car/ moto taxi, purchase of equipment for craftsmen: mason, tinsmith, electrician etc.

Improvement of living conditions

  • Reconstruction of house/ apartment – replacing of windows, roof repairs, insulation, central heating repairs, refurbishing works, construction of bathroom, purchase of construction materials;
  • Household equipment – purchase of furniture, washing machine, refrigerator, clothes, boiler or computer;
  • Purchase of means of transportation, e.g. motorcycle, tiller, domestic animals (cow, horse etc.).


  • Taking of various trainings and courses, e.g. driving license A, B, C, D, accounting, computer skills, car repairs, welding etc.


  • Rental of houses/ apartments or temporary accommodation in lodging facilities

Medical assistance

  • Costs for examination, medication or stay in the hospital.

Other types of assistance, which you might need, e.g. legal counseling, job search assistance, job placement.

If you want to apply for assistance, please visit IOM office at Grosslingova 4 in Bratislava or at Postova 1 in Kosice or call our low rate AVRR help line 0850 211 262.

Assistance following the return to Armenia: Opening of a shop

Following her return to Yerevan, IOM assisted Mrs. Srbuhi with re-opening of the family run stationery shop. Mrs. Srbuhi left the shop when she departed from Armenia. Thanks to the shop, she is able to provide livelihood for herself and for her children.


* There is no legal entitlement for the post return assistance.

Success stories

Films - Stories of migrants


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