Voluntary Return

ALL services provided by UNHCR, including resettlement, are provided for FREE. 

What is Voluntary Return and how does it work?

Voluntary Return or Repatriation is the return of any refugee to their country of origin based on a free and informed choice. Many refugees prefer to return to their country of origin as soon as they no longer fear persecution.

The voluntary return should always happen in safety and dignity and be based on an informed decision.

Can UNHCR Morocco help me return to my country of origin?

UNHCR Morocco assists refugees that want to return to their country of origin with the following:

  • Pre-departure: Making sure that your return takes place in conditions of safety, dignity and security and help you plan your return journey.
  • Transport costs: You can apply for assistance if you do not have the financial resources to return to your country of origin.
  • A travel allowance in some situations.

If you consider returning to your country of origin, please contact UNHCR at this number +212(0)661 48 68 81 from 9 to 1pm on thursday.

Who ask for UNHCR's support to return home?

UNHCR’s assistance for voluntary return is only available for refugees.

If you are an asylum seeker or a migrant, you can contact the  International Organization for Migration in Morocco which also has a voluntary return program for migrants.

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