Assistance before return

In order to assist you during the return to your home country, the return counselors in Austria will take care of the following:

  • Consultation regarding the perspectives in your home country
  • Provide information about the possible assistance
  • Organization of travel documents
  • Coverage of costs for the return
  • Organization of the return (incl. flight tickets)
  • If possible, assistance at the airport Vienna Schwechat at the point of departure and organization of transit assistance
  • Assistance in receiving financial support
  • If needed, clarification of medical assistance before, during and after the travel

Assistance after return

In your home country you can receive the following assistance which will be provided by the local service provider of the IOM (International Organization for Miration) mission:

  • Cash assistance in the amount of € 500
  • In-kind assistance in the amount of € 2,800 (not in cash)
  • Additional assistance:
    • Reception assistance
    • Temporary accommodation after arrival
    • Further travel to the final destination
    • Medical assistance
    • Business leaflets
    • Referral to free of charge business trainings

For further information and application please contact the nearest office of one of the return counselling offices of the Federal Agency for Reception and Support Services (BBU GmbH).

Local partner in Afghanistan

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) offers logistical return assistance as well as a target-group specific reintegration project in Afghanistan. For detailed information on which services are available please see the information on the website and/or contact a return counselor in Austria .

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Reintegration Support for Returnees from Austria (BMI)

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Bundesagentur für Betreuungs- und Unterstützungsleistungen (BBU GmbH)

Tel.: +43 800 808 005