Spain has an Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration program co-financed by the European Return Fund with special focus on vulnerable people. This program enables you to return to your country of origin from Spain voluntarily and it is financed by the European return Fund. If you decide to go back to your country through this program you will commit yourself to not to return to Spain in three years.  

 

Foreigners who can benefit from the voluntary return program:
  • If you are a foreigner from outside the European Union and you are in an irregular situation (you have no papers).
  • If you are a foreigner from outside the European Union and you do not have a residence card.
  • If you are on Spanish territory and you have filed a request for asylum and you have not yet obtained a definitive answer for international protection.
  • Foreigners who have obtained some kind of international protection, provided they have not acquired the Spanish nationality and they have not left Spain.
What are the benefits granted by the voluntary return from Spain to your country?
  • Plane tickets to the airport closest to your address in your country of origin. Plane tickets for your children can also be requested.
  • If necessary you will be paid your travel expenses from your house in Spain to the airport where your plane takes off from.
  • The program may include the payment of your housing for one night for transit reasons.
  • Travel aid of 50€ per person or a maximum of 400€ per family.
  • Reintegration aid of 400€ per person and in the case of a family, up to a maximum of 1600€.
  • If you have to pay for documentation procedures, consular taxes or drugs and you can justify those expenses you will be reimboursed the money.
  • If you suffer from a disability or disease that impedes your movement you can have an escort whose expenses will be covered all the way to your country. However, you will fave to justify this by means of a medical report and a social worker.

 

Special Return Program for people from Ecuador, Peru and Colombia in an irregular situation

This program is called productive voluntary return and it is co-financed by the European Return Fund 

If you are from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia or Colombia you can qualify for productive voluntary return, a program financed by the European Return Fund. Apart from your typical benefits granted for your return, other benefits are added so that you can set up a  small self-employment business in your country.

You will  receive support for your entrepreneurial skills by means of formation in self-employment and business management. You will also be granted technical assistance and the implementation of your micro-entrepreneurial project will be monitored.

Who can benefit from this program?:

  •  Foreign people from outside the European Union who have not filed a request for a residence permit.

What benefits are granted by the Voluntary Return Program from Spain to your country?

  • Plane tickets to the airport closest to your address in your country of origin. Plane tickets for your children can also be requested.
  • If necessary you will be paid your travel expenses from your house in Spain to the airport where your plane takes off from.
  • The program may include the payment of your housing for one night for transit reasons.
  • Travel aid of 50€ per person or a maximum of 400€ per family.
  • Reintegration aid of 400€ per person and in the case of a family, up to a maximum of 1600€.
  • If you have to pay for documentation procedures, consular taxes or drugs and you can justify those expenses you will be reimboursed the money.
  • If you suffer from a disability or disease that impedes your movement you can have an escort whose expenses will be covered all the way to your country. However, you will fave to justify this by means of a medical report and a social worker.

What benefits are included within the self-employment project?

  • You will receive updated information on the situation on your country.
  • Specialized professional counselling that includes 20 hours of formation in management of microentrepreneurial projects.
  • Ongoing technical assistance during your return and business implementation.
  • Financial support that can range from 1000€ to 5000€ for each employment project

This program implies a commitment on your part to not to return to Spain in three years and the continuation of the productive project for at least 12 months.

 

Assited Voluntary Return and Reintegration program (single payment of unemployment benefit)

 The aim of this program is to facilitate the possibility of voluntary return for immigrant population in a situation of special vulnerability from Spain to their countries of origin. This is done by means of personalised return and reintegration itineraries.

Who can benefit from this program?:

  •  Foreign people from outside the European Union in an irregular situation and a vulnerable situation from a social point of view who have not filed a request for the Spanish nationality or any other nationality for other Member States in the European Union and who do not own a EU residence permit.
  •  People with full recognition of the accrued advance payment of unemployment benefits and their family members up to a second degree of kinship who find themselves in a vulnerable situation that has been dully proved and assessed by the entities in charge of the management of the return program. In this case, you must have a right to unemployment benefits in the form stablished under Section 1 Royal Decree-Law 4/2008, 19th september, over the accrued advance payment of unemployment benefits for non-communitary aliens without double nationality (if one of them is Spanish or communitarian) that voluntarily return to their countries of origin and meet the requirements.
  • Contributory unemployment benefits will be paid in two payments: 40% in Spain and the remaining 60% once the foreign citizen is in their country of origin, maximum within 90 days since the date of the first payment.
  •  People from Ecuador, Peru, Bolivia and/or Colombia in a regular administrative situation whose itinerary contemplates reintegration within the frame of a microentrepreneurship project of self-employment.
  • What are the benefits granted by the voluntary return from Spain to your country?
  • Plane tickets to the airport closest to your address in your country of origin. Plane tickets for your children can also be requested.
  • If necessary you will be paid your travel expenses from your house in Spain to the airport where your plane takes off from.
  • The program may include the payment of your housing for one night for transit reasons.
  • Travel aid of 50€ per person or a maximum of 400€ per family.
  • Reintegration aid of 400€ per person and in the case of a family, up to a maximum of 1600€.
  • If you have to pay for documentation procedures, consular taxes or drugs and you can justify those expenses you will be reimboursed the money.
  • If you suffer from a disability or disease that impedes your movement you can have an escort whose expenses will be covered all the way to your country. However, you will fave to justify this by means of a medical report and a social worker.

What benefits are included within the self-employment project?

  • You will receive updated information on the situation on your country.
  • Specialized professional counselling that includes 20 hours of formation in management of microentrepreneurial projects.
  • Ongoing technical assistance during your return and business implementation.
  • Financial support that can range from 1000€ to 5000€ for each employment project

This program implies a commitment on your part to not to return to Spain in three years and the continuation of the productive project for at least 12 months. For people with a regular administrative situation, it is possible to regain your residence and work permit after three years.

 

“Pueden acogerse al programa de retorno voluntario las personas extranjeras que se encuentran ‘sin papeles’ en España, las que no tengan permiso de residencia, las que están en proceso de pedir asilo político y a las que ya se les ha concedido”

“El programa de retorno voluntario incluye el pago de los billetes de avión hasta el aeropuerto más cercano a tu casa, 50 euros por persona un máximo de 400 por familiar, gastos de traslado al aeropuerto y gastos por tramitaciones “

“España dispone de dos programas específicos de retorno voluntario con ayudas de hasta 5.000 euros y formación para montar un negocio en tu país de origen”

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