Voluntary returns

Some migrants take many physical and financial risks to get to France, only to find out that the reality of life there does not meet their expectations.

If you are a similar position, and you’d like to return home, you may be eligible for:

  • financial and logistical support to return home – for example, your plane ticket could be paid for and you could receive administrative support to get the right travel documentation;
  • reintegration assistance to help you once you’ve returned home – for example, you could receive a grant to help you with accommodation or training to help you find a job.

If you are in France:

  • Organise a meeting with an adviser at an OFII (French Office for Immigration and Integration) to find out more about their voluntary returns programme.
  • You can find the addresses of all OFIIs here.

If you are in the United Kingdom:

  • You can apply online here for voluntary returns support.
  • If you prefer, you can contact the voluntary returns service on 0300 004 0202 between Monday and Friday from 9 am to 5 pm.
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