How to apply

You can apply if you are an asylum seeker in Iceland and need assistance in returning to your home country.

It is important to indicate if you are unaccompanied minor, or you have a serious medical condition, or you are victim of trafficking on the AVRR application form. This information will help IOM when arranging your return.

If your asylum application is still in process you will have to withdraw it in order to return and receive support under the programme. You are not eligible for the programme if you are a citizen of an EU country or if you have acquired Icelandic citizenship.


Step 1. Please fill in the application form.

You can get the application forms in Iceland from:

  • The Icelandic Directorate of Immigration
  • Your case worker in the municipality or the reception centre
  • The local police station

Step 2. After you have filled the form please return it to your case worker. The applications are processed by IOM and the Icelandic Directorate of Immigration. IOM will contact your case worker or you directly with further information about the return process.