Support for reintegration
If you have to return to your country of origin, you have the possibility of applying for support to get back into society, ‘reintegration support'. Sweden is a member of the cooperation programme called ERIN (the European Reintegration Network), which offers reintegration support for people who have had their asylum application refused and have to return home.
ERIN is aimed at adults, children in families and children without custodians who are returning to their country of origin during the period when the cooperation programme is running.
You can get support if you are returning to one of these countries:
Afghanistan, Morocco, Iraq (Kurdistan), Iraq (central and south), Pakistan, Russia, Nigeria.
*If you are returning to Nigeria you can get support until 31 July 2018.
The support offered to you as a returnee is adapted to you needs and covers:
- help and support to start your own business
- help to enter the labour market
- education (including vocational training)
- job counselling
- temporary accommodation
- support in contacts with public authorities as well as legal counselling and medical care
- support adapted to individual needs
- reception on arrival at the airport in your country of origin.
Application and decision
You can apply for reintegration support when your application for asylum has been refused or you have withdrawn your application for asylum. You make your application to your reception officer and it is the Swedish Migration Agency that decides whether or not you can get support. The Swedish Migration Agency’s decision on reintegration support cannot be appealed.
Sweden is a member of this cooperation programme, which is being led by the Netherlands. In the six countries covered, it is local cooperation organisations that implement the programme in each country. The programme runs up until 31 December 2021.
The local cooperation organisations have leaflets with more information about the support offered in respective country and contact information to respective organisation.