Frequently asked questions about the remigration policy

On this page you find frequently asked questions about the remigration policy for non-Ukrainian displaced persons.

Do I have to pay back the repatriation scheme if I return to the Netherlands?

If you re-enter, the government may claim the amount that was provided. Naturally, it is not at issue in the event of a legal re-entry.

Do I get an entry ban upon exit?

The target group of the policy of remigration is not subject to the obligation to leave, no return decision has been imposed. In addition, it may also not be a matter of a shortened departure deadline and an entry ban. If you wish to re-enter the Schengen area, you must meet the terms of admission. For more information, go the website of the Immigration and Naturalisation Service (IND).

Is information about the participation in the remigration policy shared with other EU countries?

No, individual information in relation to this policy is not shared with other EU countries.

Does it make any difference as to which nationality I have to use the remigration policy?

Yes, it does make a difference. The following nationalities are not eligible: Ukraine, an EU country, Australia, Canada, Iceland, Japan, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, the United States of America or Switzerland. See also the conditions on the information page.

Is it also possible to use the return assistence of the International Organization for Migration (IOM) in the period from 15 November to 1 February?

Yes, you can make use of the support the IOM provides. The support for return via IOM is substantially different from the support provided by the remigration policy where content and conditions are concerned. These forms of support cannot be combined.

Can I use the return assistence after 1 February, when the remigration scheme of the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V) comes to an end?

After 1 February, the regular policy for return assistence applies, which means that, if you have met the conditions, you may be considered for support for return. After 1 February, you can no longer make use of the financial contribution of the remigration policy.

Where do I get the financial contribution of the remigration policy?

You receive the financial contribution at the airport of Schiphol after the border control. The aforesaid further to your safety and the safety of our staff members. You must also sign a statement saying you are leaving voluntarily and you must sign for having received the money. You will be accompanied by a staff member of the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V).

If I do not have a valid travel document (expired, lost), is it possible that I take part in the remigration policy and will the Repatriation and Departure Service (DT&V) arrange for a laissez-passer?

No, it is necessary to be able to submit a valid travel document upon application. You are responsible yourself for applying for a passport, a laissez-passer or an extension.