URA is a reintegration project specifically for migrants returning to Kosovo.

The project offers you reintegration assistance upon your return in Kosovo to help you with the sustainable reintegration in your country of origin.

Important notification:
The reintegration project "URA" moved to a new GIZ building in Kosovo and can be found since 31 May 2021 at the following address:
Rruga Arkitekt Karl Gega No. 38, 10000 Pristina (Republic of Kosovo)

At the new location, URA, DIMAK and other projects implemented by GIZ on behalf of the Federal Government in Kosovo will be brought together under one roof in order to achieve closer integration and facilitate cooperation with regard to individual case processing.

What support possibilities are available?

Your individual needs will be assessed during a counselling session in Kosovo and can include the following services:

You can receive the following support through immediate help:

  • Psychological care
  • Free social counselling and help with finding a job
  • Partial reimbursement of the travel costs to the return centre in Prishtina
  • One-time payment
  • One-time reimbursement of medical costs
  • Financial assistance for living costs

Within the framework of the reintegration programme you can receive the following assistance:

  • One-time payment for language courses
  • Provision of basic school equipment
  • Tutoring lessons for children and adolescents
  • Financial assistance for educational trainings
  • Financial assistance towards the living expenses during the vocational training
  • Job placement

If you would like to start your own business upon your return in Kosovo, you can receive one-time financial assistance towards the following:

  • Educational costs
  • Training allowances
  • Financial assistance for promising business ideas

Please note: There is no legal entitlement to voluntary return the assistance.

Who can receive assistance with URA?

You can receive assistance with URA only in the following federal states: Baden-Wurttemberg, Berlin, Bremen, Lower Saxony, Northrhine-Westphalia, Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, Schleswig-Holstein, Thuringia (only voluntarily).

You should have spent at least six months in Germany before your return.

How can you apply for URA?

You can receive the support services only in the return centre in Prishtina, located in:
Rruga Arkitekt Karl Gega No. 38
10000 Pristina (Republic of Kosovo)

T. +383 (0) 3823 300 270 0
Visiting hours are Tuesday to Thursday 09.00-11.30 a.m. and 12.30-03.00 p.m.
Please note that registration must be made within eight weeks of returning to the Pristina Return Center.

Which documents do you need?

You should bring all documents regarding your asylum procedure, e.g. your registration as an asylum-seeker (“BÜMA”). Please also carry the birth certificates of all children who were born in Germany and German school enrolment documentations for minors in case this applies to you.