If you do not cooperate with your return

If you do not cooperate with your return, the Migration Agency has the right to reduce your daily allowance, keep you under supervision, take you into detention until the trip can be implemented and/or hand over the responsibility for your return to the police.

Supervision means that you have to sign in regularly at certain times and places. It can also mean that you have to surrender your passport or other identity document.

Being taken into detention means that you will be detained and must stay in a locked facility run by the Migration Agency.

Read more about the detention and supervision

The police can take over the responsibility for your return

If it is not possible to carry out the refusal of entry or expulsion due to your non-cooperation, the Migration Agency can hand over the responsibility for you leaving the country to the police. If you make yourself unavailable, the police have the right to issue a warrant for you and track you down. The police also have the right to use force in order to make you leave the country.

If the police have been given the responsibility for your expulsion, you should contact them if you have any questions regarding your return.

You can get a re-entry ban

If you do not cooperate, the Migration Agency may decide to issue you a re-entry ban. This means that you cannot travel into any Schengen country, Romania or Bulgaria for a period of one to five years. The length of the re-entry ban can be found in your decision.

Read more about the re-entry ban, and how to avoid getting it

Read more about the conditions for reestablishment support

Last updated: 9 October 2017

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