IOM Finland provides assistance to migrants who wish to return from Finland. The assisted voluntary return and reintegration (AVRR) programme from Finland is targeted at the following groups:

  • Persons who have received a negative decision on their asylum application;
  • Persons who have withdrawn their asylum application;
  • Victims of human trafficking who do not have a municipality of residence in Finland;
  • Persons who have received temporary protection;
  • Persons who have been granted a temporary residence permit because they cannot be removed from the country, but who do not have a municipality of residence in Finland;
  • Persons whose international protection status in Finland has been withdrawn or cancelled and a decision has been made to deport them.

However, IOM Finland may assist also other migrants wishing to return – please contact us for more information.

The assistance provided by IOM Finland includes:

  • Pre-departure counselling
  • Assistance with travel document acquisition
  • Help in registering children born in Finland
  • Travel arrangements from beneficiaries’ current location in Finland to the final destination in the country of return
  • Possible reintegration support such as cash or in-kind assistance

If you wish to apply for assisted voluntary return, please contact your reception center, social worker, the Finnish Immigration Service or IOM Finland.

Contact Information

For inquiries regarding the AVRR program or process, please contact

Our telephone helpline (+358 9 684 11 588 or +358 40 3501758) is available from Monday to Friday 10h–12h30.