Voluntary return :


Certain migrants or individuals who previously requested asylum envision returning to their country of origin. This may happen after a few years in exile or after a long stay in Belgium. Caritas International would like to assist them in preparing for their departure as well as during their reintegration back into the society of their country of origin.

  • Preparation in Belgium

    Each person who wishes to return to their country of origin after a stay in Belgium can ask for support for their return. Caritas' social services can advise you on your existing options.

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  • Reintegration after return

    Some people who start a demand for voluntary return also have the right to support for their reintegration. Caritas’ reintegration services ensures a more profound and sustainable support. We maintain close contact with partners in the return country and offer a personal follow-up that is mindful of individual vulnerabilities.

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  • 4,267

    registered voluntary returns in 2016

  • 551

    voluntary returns supported by the Reintegration information provided by Caritas in 2016

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