Assisted voluntary return

Assisted voluntary return

Many different repatriation projects have been set up in order to encourage foreign nationals to return to their country of origin. These often consist of financial assistance or assistance in kind in the country of origin (for example assistance in setting up a business or education).

The repatriation processes are performed by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) and other (local) non-governmental organizations (NGO's). For more information concerning these programmes, please visit the organizations websites.

Repatriation projects

The website contains information about repatriation projects currently being offered in the Netherlands. The project information is available in Dutch only.


These projects are financed by the Ministry of Security and Justice and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Money is also available from the European Union. The DT&V monitors the granting of subsidies.