The purpose of the Act of Repatriation is to provide refugees, immigrants and Danish citizens with dual citizenship the best possible foundation for considering and possibly deciding to repatriate to their country of origin or the country in which they resided legally prior to coming to Denmark (country of former residence).
Voluntary repatriation is a big decision where many aspects ought to be considered thoroughly.
Refugees, immigrants and Danish citizens with dual citizenship may visit their country of origin/country of former residence to gather information which can be crucial in the process of their decision-making.
In the Repatriation Team in the DRC Asylum Division, the experience is that these visits provide great support particularly for people who are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder and other psychological challenges stemming from the war.
In addition, the experience is that these visits allow refugees, immigrants and Danish citizens with dual citizenship to explore and get crucial information about the country to which they plan to return.
For those who receive cash assistance as unemployment benefit, may after applying at the municipality, be granted the possibility to continue receiving their cash assistance while staying in their country of origin/country of residence for a maximum of eight weeks.
If you are interested in talking to a counsellor from the Repatriation Team, you can contact us directly.