Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration (also named AVRR) is an international migration service created by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) for governments to help migrants make informed and voluntary choices about returning to their home country.

 

You may be eligible for IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration:

  • If you do not want to apply for asylum in Bosnia and Herzegovina;
  • If you have applied for asylum in Bosnia and Herzegovina and are waiting for the decision;
  • If you have applied for asylum in Bosnia and Herzegovina but your asylum application is rejected; or
  • If you do not have a valid permit to stay in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
  • If you are eligible and choose to return with IOM Assisted Voluntary Return, you must first withdraw your asylum application.

IOM Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration assistance can help you in developing an individual plan for returning, which is jointly planned, safe and dignified without a cost to you. It will help you with administrative and logistical support to return and resettle in your home country.

In addition to return services, you may also be eligible to receive reintegration assistance by helping you with means to, inter alia, set-up businesses, find accommodation, or engage in vocational training.

You can speak to IOM confidentially and without any obligations, and then make your decision.

If you are interested in Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration, you should contact IOM or the Service for Foreigners’ Affairs in any of the Reception Centres.

To contact IOM AVRR field staff, please see the below contacts details:

Una-Sana Canton

TRC Borici and TRC Lipa:

Rafat AL-TARAB, MPA AVRR Counsellor and Cultural Mediator raltarab@iom.int +387 62 347 079
Ensad MILJKOVIĆ, MPA AVRR Counsellor emiljkovic@iom.int +387 61 964 454

Sarajevo Canton

TRC Usivak, TRC Blažuj and Sarajevo office

Aleksandar JUGOVIĆ, MPA AVRR Counsellor ajugovic@iom.int +387 61 964 498
Alisa MERDANOVIĆ, MPA AVRR Counsellor almerdanovic@iom.int +387 61  897 759
Mia OŽEGOVIĆ, MPA AVRR Counsellor mozegovic@iom.int +387 62 966 175
Tarik ZEĆO, MPA AVRR Counsellor tzeco@iom.int +387 61 964 573

Mostar area

 

Darija ŽUŽA, Team Leader dzuza@iom.int +387 62 958 385

 

 

Tuzla area

 

Elvir MUSIĆ, MPA AVRR Counsellor and Cultural Mediator emusic@iom.int + 387 61 897 486

 

 

Outside of TRCs: 

Una-Sana Canton

Melina BEGIĆ, AVRR Outreach Counsellor mbegic@iom.int 
Šehrizad DURANOVIĆ, AVRR Outreach Counsellor sduranovic@iom.int 

Sarajevo area 

Ahmad YOUNES, AVRR Outreach Counsellor ayounes@iom.int 

Tuzla area

Alen STANKOVIĆ, AVRR Outreach Counsellor astankovic@iom.int

 

 

IOM Sarajevo Office

Jasmina HASANAGIĆ, AVRR Field Operations Team Leader jhasanagic@iom.int 

Aya EL-BATOUT, AVRR OPS Assistant aelbatout@iom.int +387 61 964 575