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The Assisted Voluntary Return

The assisted voluntary return
The Assisted Voluntary Return provides those migrants, who are no longer willing, or no longer able to stay in Italy, with the possibility of returning to their own country and of being supported in the reintegration path.


The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration measure provides third-country nationals with the opportunity to return to their country of origin through an individual project, which includes pre-departure counselling, logistic and financial assistance for the journey, assistance to the social and economic reintegration in the country of origin.

Those migrants, who decide to return to their country in an assisted way through the active AVR&R projects and fulfil the requirements provided for the access to the programme, receive the following assistance:

  • a guidance service to the measure;
  • support and covering of the required expenses for the issue of the travel document, which has to be requested at the Consulate of the country of origin;
  • the assistance in the journey organization and the covering of the relevant costs up to the final destination;
  • the health assistance up to the final destination, if necessary and following an assessment, for those migrants suffering from  documented pathologies;
  • the provision of a first accommodation grant, useful for the the  incurring of  immediate costs  upon return (for ex. transfers within the country), which is provided in cash to the migrant before the departure;
  • economic in-kind  contribution in the country of origin, in order to ease the social reintegration  and the job placement of the final  beneficiary