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Return Algeria

If you are thinking about returning to your country of origin, this page about Algeria will provide you with information about what allowances are available and which organisations can help you return.

Independent return to your country of origin

Choosing to return to your country yourself is not easy. Sometimes it is difficult to return for practical reasons. For example, if you do not have the necessary travel documents.

Sometimes there are emotional reasons that make the decision to return difficult. For example, feelings of shame, failure or uncertainty about the future. Sometimes you also have to rebuild a social network in your country and search for a home and job.

If you are thinking about leaving the Netherlands, several organisations can help you return to your country of origin. Help from these organisations is free.

Allowances for returning

Basic allowance (REAN)

You will receive a basic allowance according to the REAN scheme. REAN stands for 'Return and Emigration Assistance from the Netherlands'. The REAN scheme reimburses:

  • Support

  • An airline ticket

  • Assistance in obtaining travel documents

  • 200 in cash for an adult and €40 for a child travelling with you. You will receive this cash at Schiphol on the day of departure.

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) pays you this allowance. The organisation helping you return can apply to the IOM for the allowance on your behalf.

Organisations that can help you in the Netherlands

Cooperation organisations in country of origin

VluchtelingenWerk does not have a cooperation partner in Algeria. Other organisations may have a partner in Algeria who could assist you with your return. Contact these organisations for more information or ask your supervisor at VluchtelingenWerk.

  • If you have opted for IOM support, colleagues at the IOM office in Algeria will help you spend the money. You can use this money for e.g. rent, education, training, purchases for a company, etc.

  • Other organisations also often work with a local partner in your country of origin. Which one this is and what the partner can do for you may vary.