Due to the COVID-19 pandemic IOM Norway is limiting the opening of our reception so please call to make an appointment. We are continuously reading and responding to emails and taking phone calls.

We kindly ask you to direct any questions regarding assisted voluntary return to iomoslovarp@iom.int or call 406 23 277. For approved Return application, please call 936 97 672

For questions regarding resettlement please direct your questions to norwayresettlement@iom.int; for Family Reunion (iomoslofam@iom.int) or call  920 58 206.


For questions regarding cultural orientation and refugee country seminar (landinfo) please email iomoslolmmt@iom.int or call 920 37 781.

IOM Norway

We are the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the UN Migration Agency, and the leading inter-governmental organization in the field of migration. IOM provides services and advice to governments and migrants. We are dedicated to promoting humane and orderly migration for the benefit of all. We are more than 10 000 staff represented in over 150 countries.

For the past 15 years, we have assisted migrants who choose to return from Norway to their home countries. For Norway-bound refugees and receiving municipalities, we provide cultural orientation. We also help vulnerable groups in Norway, work on family reunification, repatriation, LGBTI rights, and other migration related issues.

Learn more about us and our work

Stories of Return are first-person accounts of real people who decided to return home through IOM’s Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration programme.

IOM Norway can assist you with voluntary return to your home country. Asylum seekers and migrants without a legal right to stay in Norway who wish to return from Norway to their home countries, can apply for the Voluntary Assisted Return Programme (VARP).


The programme aims to provide a return option which is organized, safe and dignified.

IOM Norway offers pre-departure cultural orientation courses for Norway bound quota refugees, and seminars to municipal staff. The courses are offered in the first country of asylum after the refugees have fled their native countries, while the seminars are offered in resettling municipalities.

Due to the situation created by COVID-19 IOM offers Landinfo webinar when it is not possible to arrange seminars (physical attendance).


The intended outcome of the programme is smoother integration of refugees resettled in Norway.

IOM works to protect migrants' rights, including the right to family life. Through our worldwide network of offices in more than 100 countries, IOM Norway can provide logistical assistance to family members who have received permission to join their relatives in Norway.

With IOM's expertise you can receive the assistance needed to reunite with your families members.

International Organization for Migration (IOM)

Office: Skippergata 33, 2nd floor, 0154 Oslo, Norway

Post: Pb 8927 Youngstorget, 0028 Oslo, Norway

Opening hours: Monday - Friday, 10:00-15:00

Telephone: (+47) 23 10 53 20  |  Fax: (+47) 23 10 53 23

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