What is Voluntary Return?

Returning voluntarily is a possibility for migrants who are considering going back to their country of origin. For example, persons whose asylum application has been rejected in Germany, who have been granted a residence permit, or whose asylum procedure has not been concluded yet can return voluntarily.

In individual counselling sessions you can talk about the possibilities of voluntary return, allowing you to make an informed decision. Return counselling does not oblige you to leave Germany. It does not affect your asylum procedure.
Support programmes can assist you with the organisation of the journey, cover your travel costs, or provide financial start-up assistance.
Layer 1When returning voluntarily, you can set the date of your departure yourself and by doing so plan and organise your return. You will travel independently and without an official escort by plane or by bus.
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