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Update – Voluntary Return Programme

The Cyprus Asylum Service in cooperation with the Civil Registry and Migration Department, as well as with the Immigration Department, is promoting the voluntary returns programme with financial incentives.


The Asylum Service would like to notify that for those third country nationals participating in this programme, financial incentives for their integration in their home country are offered, based on the following categorization:


A. Monetary incentive in amount of €500.00
Will be granted to Georgian nationals


B. Monetary incentive in amount of €1000.00
Will be granted to the nationals of the below countries:

  • Egypt
  • Algeria
  • Vietnam
  • India
  • Morocco
  • Mongolia
  • Bangladesh
  • Nepal
  • Pakistan
  • Sri Lanka
  • Tunisia
  • Philippines


C. Monetary incentive in amount of €1500.00
Will be granted to the nationals of the below countries:

  • Gambia
  • Nigeria
  • Somalia
  • Ghana
  • Senegal
  • Congo
  • Kenya
  • Togo
  • Sierra Leone
  • Benin
  • Cameroon
  • Syria


The above relate to single people, while in the case of members of their family (spouse and children), an additional amount of 50% will be granted for each family member regardless of age.
Additionally, the cost of the flight ticket for all repatriates will be fully covered.


For those interested to return back to their families and homeland please contact the Asylum Service at 22-308505 or 96-375324. Alternatively, you may visit our office at 70 Archbishop Makarios III Avenue, Afemia House 1077, Nicosia.


The above mentioned programme will run only up to 31.12.2021, for all interested parties.


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