Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)

IOM is mandated by its Constitution to ensure orderly migration. Among other IOM programmes, Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is an important part of migration management. AVRR aims for humane return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in their host countries and who wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin.

Voluntariness is a central aspect of the AVRR. This means that a beneficiary of an AVRR programme should take a decision to return without any physical or psychological coercion and that the beneficiary should have accurate and objective information to make an informed decision to return. Beneficiaries can also cancel their return at any time, even at the airport.

Through AVRR activities IOM aims to:

  • Ensure the dignity and rights of migrants
  • Contribute to a sustainable return through reintegration assistance
  • Increase dialogue between host countries and countries of origin about the return process
  • Encourage regular means of migration

IOM Finland assist migrants with voluntary return in three countries: Finland, Iceland and Sweden. We provide administrative, logistical and financial support to migrants who wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. IOM Finland makes use of the organization’s world-wide network of offices and partners to support this work.