Special procedures


Refugees are not entitled to resettlement. Final decisions with regards to resettlement are taken by receiving countries and not by UNHCR or Serbian authorities. Serbia is not considered as a country from where resettlement is necessary. UNHCR does not have a resettlement programme in Serbia.

Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR)

The Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) programme supports migrants to voluntarily return to their country of origin or to a third country where the returnee has permanent residence. Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (AVRR) is a migration management services which the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) offers to migrants and governments. It aims at orderly, humane and cost-effective return and reintegration of migrants who are unable or unwilling to remain in host/transit countries and who wish to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. This voluntary return programme is conducted in close cooperation with governmental institutions and migrant communities.

For more information about the AVRR procedure see link.

Family tracing – Red Cross and Red Crescent

The Red Cross of Serbia, together with the ICRC and National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies abroad, helps people in Serbia search for family members in another country.

For more information about family tracing procedures see here.