On this page you will find information about the help available to you if you have had to return to Afghanistan from Pakistan since 1 November 2023.
Whether you can get assistance from UNHCR will depend on your personal circumstances and the type of documents you have. Select your documents below to find out more information.
Do you have a VRF form?
If you have been issued with a Voluntary Repatriation Form (VRF) at a UNHCR’s Voluntary Repatriation Center (VRC) in Baleli or Azakhel in Pakistan, you will receive cash assistance at our Encashment Centre in Afghanistan.
Each member of your family named on the VRF will be given $375. For example, if there are five people in your family, you will receive 5 x $375 = $1,875.
Any other member of your family who returned with you, who does not have a valid PoR card, and is not named on the VRF, but listed on the DoRR return certificate will be given $20 per person to cover their transportation home, following an interview.
Do you have a valid POR card?
If you have returned from Pakistan since 1 November 2023, everyone in your family who has a valid PoR card (a blue card with an expiry date of 30 June 2023) will receive $375 per person at our Encashment Centre. For example, if there are five people in your family with a valid PoR card, you will receive 5 x $375 = $1,875.
If anyone in your family does not have a valid PoR card, they will be provided with $20 per person to cover their transportation home.
To be eligible for this assistance, you must provide a return certificate stamped by DoRR at Torkham/Spin Boldak.
Do you have a UNHCR asylum certificate or slip?
If you have been registered by UNHCR or UNHCR partners in Pakistan, and were given an asylum certificate or a UNHCR Slip (a piece of paper with your case number on it), you will be given cash assistance of $140 for your family, and $20 per person for transportation.
This assistance is only for those who recently returned from Pakistan since 1 November 2023. You must provide your return certificate stamped by DoRR at Torkham/Spin Boldak.
If you have been living in Afghanistan and have not returned from Pakistan after 1 November, you will not be eligible for assistance from UNHCR.
Do you have other documents?
If you do not have any of the documents above, IOM will assist you at their Transit Centres. This includes those with the following documents:
- Green or yellow PoR card
- ACC card
- No valid documents