What you should know about us?
IOM is the short name for the International Organization for Migration.
IOM has a web site https://www.returningfromgermany.de/en/

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You can get important info on the site.
For example:
• You want to return to your home country voluntarily.
• You need help after your return to your country of origin.

How do you find the right information?
On the top right you will find our suggestions: buttons
in sign language
in easy language
Contact

For your question you can use contact.
When you click, a new window will open.
You write your question there.
Login
Login means:
Return counsellors register on the site.
They will get more info.

How do you get back to the start page?
At the top left of the page there is a picture.

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Click on this picture.
You will always return to the start page.

What do you find on our website?
In the middle of the start page there are 4 main sections.

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You can find information about:
• Voluntary return
• Counselling centres
• Programmes
• Country Info

Voluntary Return

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In this section we describe everything
• about your return
• about counselling for your return
• about planning your return trip

For this you have to click on the pictures.

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A new window will open.
There you can read the exact description in difficult language.

You can see everything better in our film with explanations.

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In the film you:
• listen
• read
• see
the info.

Counselling centres
Here you can find counselling centres near you.

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You search for:
• City
• Postal code
• Exact address
• Federal State

Programmes

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We show various aid programmes in this section.
For example:
• You can get a flight ticket or travel money.
• You can get money after returning home.
• You can get online counselling.

Country information
Here you can find info about aid programmes in other countries.

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What do you need to do?

  1. You can search for a programme.
  2. You can search for a country.
  3. Click on a country below the map.

You read all about the aid programmes in that country.

How do you search for info?
You can do it on the top right of the main section.
Type a word in the search field.
You will get the results in a new window.

How to change the language of the web site?
Under the search field there is a world globe.
Click on the arrow to the right of English.
A menu will open.
You choose the language you want.

What else can you find on the web-site?
Move the screen down with the mouse.
You will see a blue area.

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  1. On the left, you can search for counseling centers near you.
  2. You will find counselling in your native language in the middle.
    For example:
    • English
    • French
  3. On the right is the telephone number of BAMF.
    BAMF is the abbreviation of Bundes-Amt für Migration und Flüchtlinge.

On the right under the blue area there is a picture.
With it you can share the web-site. sharepage

That means: you send the page to
• Facebook
• WhatsApp
• E-Mail

At the bottom there is general info.

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This section is on every page of IOM.

Contact
You can write us your question here.

News
We will tell you about new things with us.
For example:
• about deadlines of Corona payments.
• about return of children.

OAM
OAM is the abbreviation for Online Application.
Return counsellors can make an application online.

ZIRF data base
In a data base you collect a lot of information.

Virtual Counselling
Virtual Counselling means online counselling.

Helpcentre

helpcentre

Here you get answers to frequently asked questions.

Imprint
The imprint says:
Who made this web site.

AGB
AGB is the short form for General Terms and Conditions.
AGB are rules for a contract with us.

On the far right you see the picture of BAMF.
Next to it is the picture of IOM.

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You can click on the pictures.
This will lead you to the web-sites of BAMF and IOM.



Purpose of the web-site

What should you know about us?
Welcome to https://www.returningfromgermany.de/en/

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The site is from the International Organization for Migration.
The abbreviation is IOM.
The Federal Office for Migration and Refugees sponsors the site.

What info can you find on the web-site?
On the web-site you find info about:

  1. Voluntary return of migrants to their country of origin.

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    Migrants are people from another country.
    They have left their country of origin.
    They now live in a foreign country.
    For example in Germany.

  2. Help after the return to the country of origin.
    The difficult word for this is re-integration.
    People get help for a new start in the country or origin.

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    For example:
    • They get money for the new start.
    • They get help to find a job.

For whom is the web-site?
The web-site is for:

  1. Migrants in Germany.
    They want to return to their country of origin voluntarily.

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  2. Counselling centres for migrants.

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Counselling centres are for example:
• Social welfare offices and foreigners office
• Charity organizations
Non-Governmental Organizations
The abbreviation for this is NGOs.

NGOs have a common goal.
They want to help people.
They work independently of the state.
Independently means:
They decide on their work themselves.
NGOs are for example:
• German Red Cross
• Caritas

What is the goal of the web-site?
The web site gives important info to:

  1. Migrants
    They want to return to their home country voluntarily.
    Migrants have many questions.

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For example:
• about their return journey.
• about the application for a return journey.
• about re-integration in the home country. 

  1. Counselling centres for migrants.

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The counselling centres can then:
• give better info to migrants.
• plan the return journey of migrants.

In which languages is the web-site?
The web-site is in 10 languages:
• German
• English
• French
• Serbian
• Russian
• Albanian
• Arabic
• Farsi
• Pashto
• Kurdish

What else can you find on the web-site?

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On the web-site you read info about:
• Voluntary return
• Counselling centres
• Programmes
• Country Info

Voluntary Return

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In this section we describe everything
• about the voluntary return.
• about counselling on the return.
• about the planning of the return trip.

Counselling centres

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You can find on the web-site:
• Counselling centres near you.
• Online counselling in the countries.

Programmes
We show on the web-site many aid programmes.

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For example:
• Migrants can get a flight ticket or travel money.
• Migrants can get money after returning to their country of origin.

Country info
Here you can find everything about the aid programmes in a country.
You can search the info in a data base.

ZIRFdatabase

A data base collects a lot of info.
The data base is called ZIRF Data Base.

Migrants can ask questions themselves.
IOM employees answer the questions.
Later, the answers can be found in the data base.

We have a film with explanations on the web site.

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In the film with explanations, you can
• listen
• read
• see
the info.

You can also search for info.
You can do it in the upper right corner next to the main area.
Write a word in the search field.
You will get the results in a new window.

You can read about our news.
For example:
• changes of aid programmes
• new aid programmes
• new meetings

At the bottom there is a Helpcentre.

FAQ

In the helpcentre you can get answers to common questions in difficult language.