Assisted voluntary return and reintegration - AVRR/OCAVRR

Last updated: 12/1/2023
Opening Hours
  • Monday: 08:30 - 14:30
  • Tuesday: 08:30 - 14:30
  • Wednesday: 08:30 - 14:30
  • Thursday: 08:30 - 14:30
  • Friday: 08:30 - 14:30

The implementation of assisted voluntary returns including reintegration measures and operation of Open Center in the Prefecture of Attica for applicants of voluntary return (AVRR/OCAVRR)

Funded 75% by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund of the European Union (AMIF) and 25% by National Funds

If you want to check up-to-date information or have specific updates and questions about your case, please contact AVRR/OCAVRR staff by using the following helplines:

AVRR/OCAVRR Helplines 

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) has a program called AVRR/OCAVRR that can help people return from Greece to their country of origin.

The program provides help with travel from Greece and with reintegrating in your country of origin.

Find more info  

AVRR page for more information here

Additional Information

Open Centre for Migrants registered for Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (OCAVRR)

An Open Centre for migrants registered for assisted voluntary return and reintegration is established near the center of Athens in order to provide shelter to migrants in Greece who have registered with IOM Greece’s “The Implementation of assisted voluntary returns including reintegration measures and operation of Open Center in the prefecture of Attica for applicants of voluntary return” project and who have no place to stay until their departure. The Open Centre is situated among hospitals, embassies of third countries and very near to the underground and bus stations.

Beneficiaries are migrants who are experiencing certain situations of vulnerability or specific needs, defined for the purpose of the project as:

  • single-parent families
  • pregnant women
  • migrants with health needs
  • elderly migrants
  • destitute migrants

The Open Centre provides services of vital nature to migrants in situation of vulnerability until they return to the country of origin with dignity, such as:

  • A safe place for staying
  • Three meals per day from catering services
  • NFIs (amenities, sanitary items and clothes)
  • Hot individual showers 24/7
  • Free laundry rooms
  • A recreation room with TV, Blu-Ray, Wi-Fi and telephone
  • Cleaning services
  • Security services
  • Medical services and psychosocial support

Available documents:

Information Leaflet:


*** IOM does not support voluntary returns to Syria, Afghanistan and Ukraine at this stage.***


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