What Is Voluntary Return?

Voluntary Return

Voluntary Return is a free service for people thinking about returning to their country of origin. If you decide that this is the right choice for you, we can take care of everything including booking your flights and making sure you have all the documents you need to travel.

Each year, we provide this free service to lots of people just like you and we’ll be here every step of the way.

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Contact Us

We understand that choosing to leave Ireland is a big decision. We’re here to tell you everything you need to know and answer any confidential questions you have.

You can call us whenever you are ready on FREEPHONE 1800 406 406 or email us iomdublin@iom.int or visit our office at 116 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.



Make Your Decision

Since 2001, we’ve helped lots of people who wanted to return home. We’re here to make sure you know all your options and we’ll explain exactly how our service works.

Once you have all the information you need, you can take some time to think about your next step. You can change your mind at any stage of the process and we won’t share your information with others.



Apply for Voluntary Return

If you decide that this is the right choice for you, we can help you complete the application form.

We’ll make sure you have all the documents you need and we can pay for new ones if you don’t have any. We can even arrange for you to see a doctor if you’re sick or need medical help on your journey.

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Once your application is approved, together we can make a plan and you can decide when you’d like to leave. We’ll meet you at the airport, we’ll have your tickets ready and our team can even help you check-in for your flight.

Once you land, we can arrange transportation from the airport to your final destination.



Arrange a Catch-up

Our team can help you find out all the information you need to take the next step. When you’ve settled, we can give you advice and money if you choose to return to education or even start your own business.

Once you’re ready, we’ll get in touch to find out how life is going!