Steps for counselling and organising return in Denmark
|Migration office / state department
|Actors in return field in Denmark
|Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
|Danish Return Agency
|Local reintegration partner
|First time counselling / perspective counselling
|Assisting with organizing travel documents
|Preparing the return of vulnerable clients
|Registering clients for professional training in EU country
|Offering professional training in EU country
|Applying for return budget
|Granting return budget
|Applying for plane ticket
|Booking the plane / bus ticket
|Applying for reintegration budget
|Preparing a business plan ( in case of business start-up)
|Granting reintegration budget
|Organizing medical escort
|Disbursing return budget in EU country / giving cash assistance just before the departure
|Escort to airport
|Connecting returnee with reintegration partner
|Staying in touch with returnee
- Up to DKK 20,000 for individuals cooperating on preparing their departure.
- Up to DKK 15,000 for individuals who have not initially cooperated on their departure but do so later.
The reintegration support is always granted as in-kind if there is a reintegration partner in the country. The reintegration support is only offered as cash if there is no reintegration partner in the country.
In addition to the reintegration support, the individual may be eligible for a supplementary cash amount if the asylum application is retracted after the Immigration Service has refused the request for asylum (first instance) but before the case is being processed by the Refugee Appeals Board (second and final instance).
The supplementary cash amount is:
- Up to DKK 20,000 if the asylum application is retracted within 14 days of receiving the Immigration Service’s decision to refuse asylum.
- Up to DKK 10,000 if the asylum application is retracted later than 14 days after receiving the Immigration Service’s decision to refuse asylum.
Target group for reintegration support: Individuals who have received a refusal of asylum, or have retracted their application for asylum, may apply for reintegration support.
Return numbers (through DRC only*)
Rejected asylum seekers
Victims of trafficking
Top countries of return
|DRC’s top 5 countries of return (2022)*
Return counselling providers and amount of counsellors
Danish Refugee Council (NGO): 7
Danish Return Agency (State): unknown number
Contact in Denmark
Danish Refugee Council (DRC)
1300 København K
Phone +45 33 73 50 00
Last update: July 2023