Welcome to the Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme

The purpose of the Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations is to provide relevant information on conditions, the process of preparation and implementation of the assisted voluntary returns and reintegrations to migrants, IOM partners and other professionals working with migrants in Slovakia.

This page was produced under the project Development of a comprehensive system of information dissemination on Programme of Assisted Voluntary Returns and its implementation with a focus on needs of migrants. The project was funded by the European Refugee Fund and co-financed by the Ministry of Interior of the Slovak Republic.

Web site updates in 2009 and 2010 were made under the projects Return and Reintegration Assistance to Unsuccessful Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants from Slovakia to Countries of Origin, Phase I and Phase II. From 2011 updates have been performed under the project Return and Reintegration Assistance to Unsuccessful Asylum Seekers and Irregular Migrants from Slovakia to Countries of Origin III. The project is funded by the European Union through the European Return Fund within the Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows Programme and co-financed by the Ministry of Interior of the SR.

Copyright and Permissions

All intellectual property rights relating to the materials (the materials) shall remain vested in IOM International Organization for Migration (IOM), unless otherwise stated. IOM reserves the right to assert ownership of information collected on the websites. IOM reserves the exclusive right, at its sole discretion, to alter, limit or discontinue its websites including these terms and conditions at any time without notice, and shall have no obligation to take the needs of any user into consideration in connection therewith.

The IOM provides all materials published on its websites including but not limited to texts, documents, logos, designs, visual materials, photographs and videos for informational purposes only. All materials may be viewed, downloaded, and printed for non-commercial use only, without any right to sell, resell, redistribute or create derivative works there from. Any other use including extraction, translation, reproduction, and distribution, in any form, or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, require the explicit prior written permission of IOM. In this case permission to use materials which are not owned by IOM, must be requested from the copyright owner.


This site does not provide any legally binding opinions.

The materials are provided on an as is basis, without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including without limitation, warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. IOM specifically does not make any warranties or representations as to the appropriateness, quality, timeliness, accuracy or completeness of the materials.

While IOM cannot make any warranties that there are no errors on the websites, it does endeavour, where appropriate, to correct errors that are drawn to its attention. Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers accept any responsibility whatsoever for the appropriateness, quality, accuracy, timeliness and completeness of the materials.

Neither IOM nor any of its employees, information providers or content providers shall be liable to any user or anyone else for any inaccuracy, error, omission, interruption, timeliness, incompleteness, deletion, defect, failure of performance, computer virus, communication line failure, alteration or use of any content published on the websites, regardless of cause, or for any damages resulting therefrom.

The use of the websites are at a user's sole risk. If a user is dissatisfied with any material on the websites or with any of the terms and conditions governing the websites, a user's sole and exclusive remedy is to discontinue using the websites.

Linking to the AVRR Website

Other websites may link to the AVRR website without seeking the permission of the IOM Bratislava. However, such links must clearly identify www.avr.iom.sk and the IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme as the source of the information displayed and preserve the integrity of the AVRR web pages without alteration.

Privacy Policy

Anonymous Browsing
Users can browse the websites without revealing any personal information.

Monitoring Website Traffic
www.avr.iom.sk monitors general trends in the use of its websites.
IOM uses the information to generate statistics and measure the websites' activity in order to improve the usefulness of the websites. This information is never connected with any personal information you supply to IOM if you register for one of IOM's services, online orders or make a credit card payment.

Monitoring website traffic includes the use of cookies, small bits of code stored on your computer's hard drive. When you visit the websites, some information, such as the site that referred you to IOM, your IP address, browser and the type of machine you are using, as well as navigational information such as the files you download, the pages you visit, and the dates/times of those visits are collected.
You are free to decline cookies if your browser permits, although in that case you may not be able to use certain features on the websites and may be required to re-enter information more frequently to use certain services on the websites.

Advice, Opinions, and Statements

The websites may contain advice, opinions, and statements of various information and content providers. IOM does not represent or endorse the accuracy or reliability of any advice, opinion, statement or other information provided by any information provider or content provider, any user of the websites or any other person or entity. Reliance upon any such opinion, advice, statement, or other information shall be at a user's own risk.

Other Websites

IOM does not necessarily support policies and beliefs of organizations and individuals listed or referred to in materials held on the websites.
IOM does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with third party websites or links. IOM provides linked information only as a convenience and the inclusion of a link or reference does not imply the endorsement of the linked site by IOM.

Other Users

A user specifically acknowledges and agrees that IOM is not liable for any conduct of any user.

Bugs, Virus, Malicious Code, etc.

While IOM makes every effort to ensure the materials available on its websites are free of any software virus, it cannot guarantee that the materials are free from any or all software viruses. IOM is not responsible for any loss or damage caused by software and related codes, including viruses and worms.

Security Measures

The websites implement a series of technologies and security measures, such as encryption and/or authentication tools, in order to safeguard the information maintained on IOM's systems from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, alteration, or loss.
IOM reserves the right to deny, at its sole discretion, any user access to its websites or any portion thereof without notice.
Although IOM applies reasonable means to ensure that the information you furnish is not used by third parties for purposes other than that for which it was provided, IOM cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat security measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. You should be aware that no transmission of information via the internet is ever totally secure. Transmission is therefore at your own risk.

Online Service Providers

While IOM has a strong interest in the integrity of its online service providers, particularly with a view towards their reliability and the protection of personal information, it does not provide any warranties and specifically disclaims any liability whatsoever in connection with services. IOM further disclaims any liability of any nature for any loss or damage howsoever caused in connection with using any of the services.

Electronic Messages

IOM attempts to respond to electronic messages sent to e-mail addresses listed on the websites. However, IOM is under no obligation whatsoever to respond to any or all such messages.


If you have any questions or concerns about these terms and conditions please contact:

IOM International Organization for Migration
Grösslingová 4
811 09 Bratislava
Slovak Republic

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration Programme
E-mail: returnhome@iom.int
Tel.: +421 2 5263 1598
Fax: +421 2 5263 0093


Nothing in these terms and conditions affects the privileges and immunities enjoyed by IOM as an intergovernmental organization.

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