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.
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.
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