Forms of support

If you have to return to your country of origin, you may apply for support to help you to return to society again. This support is arranged by an organisation in your country of origin and is provided within the European collaboration project Joint Reintegration Service, JRS.

Delay of support measures

Applications for support are handled in an external digital platform. For IT security reasons, the Swedish Migration Agency needs to carry out analyzes before we can continue handling cases in that platform. The Swedish Migration Agency cannot therefore register new cases now.

You can continue to apply for support, but the applications will have to wait until we can resume the digital processing. Please note that this could mean that you cannot currently receive post-arrival support.

JRS replaces ERRIN

Joint Reintegration Service (JRS) replaces the European Return and Reintegration Network (ERRIN), which ended on 30 June 2022.

The forms of support you may be entitled to are mainly services leading to employment and helping you to provide for yourself, and they are adapted to your needs.

You are entitled to the support if you have to return to any of the following:

Armenia, Bangladesh, Iraq, Nigeria, Somalia, Egypt, Mongolia, Ethiopia, Morocco and Pakistan.

Forms of support

The forms of support offered to you if you are returning are adapted to your needs and can include

  • reception on arrival at the airport in your country of origin
  • temporary accommodation
  • allowance for setting up your own business
  • help with getting onto the job market
  • education (including vocational training)
  • job advice
  • support in contact with the authorities
  • legal advice
  • medical care.

Condi­tions for entit­le­ment to the support

You are entitled to the support, whether you are a child or an adult, if you

  • have had your application for asylum rejected, or if you have withdrawn your application for asylum in Sweden
  • are likely to be received in the country you intend to return to and are planning to reestablish yourself there
  • are staying in Sweden when you apply.

You are not entitled to the support if an order has been made to deport you.

Appli­ca­tion and deci­sion

You can apply for the support when you have had your application for asylum rejected, or when you have withdrawn your application for asylum. If your case is being handled by the Swedish Migration Agency, you will need to apply through your Reception Officer and it will then be the Swedish Migration Agency that decides whether you are entitled to the support or not. If your case is being handled by the Police, you need to apply to the Police, who will make a decision. This decision cannot be appealed.

The amount of the support

If you choose to return of your own accord, you can receive support in the amount of EUR 2,500. If the Police have accepted responsibility for your expulsion or deportation, you may in some countries receive support equivalent to a total of EUR 2,000. If you are a child without a legal guardian, the amount is not reduced if the Police have assumed responsibility for your expulsion or deportation.

You can also receive a post-arrival support, adapted to your needs, to be used during the first three days after your arrival home. The support is EUR 615 per person and you can choose how to use the support.

Further infor­ma­tion about the support

If you want more information before you apply for the support, you can contact the organisation concerned by phone or email before you leave Sweden. Contact details can be found in the information leaflets that you can order via email: atervandandesamordning-ambassadsamordningen@migrationsverket.se.

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