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Migration Activities

IOM Brussels is implementing a programme of assisted voluntary return (AVR) that targets different categories of migrants in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. This programme is being supported by the Government of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg and the European Return Fund.

It is intended to address three main categories of migrants in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg:

  • Asylum seekers whose asylum applications have been rejected
  • Asylum seekers who have withdrawn their asylum applications
  • Migrants in an irregular situation who have lived in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg for over a year without having claimed for asylum.

Regulating Migration


  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Grand Duchy of Luxembourg
  • European Return Fund

Assisted Voluntary Return. The AVR programme also aims to assist vulnerable groups including unaccompanied minors, victims of trafficking, pregnant women, elderly people and persons with serious medical needs.

Depending on the individual needs and opportunities available in the country of return, the AVRRL programme provides the following services:

  • Information on the criteria to access the AVRRL programme
  • Information on the country of return (health care, housing, education, employment, economic situation, transportation, telecommunications, etc.)
  • Assistance in obtaining a valid travel document
  • Assistance to transport from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg to the home town in the country of return
  • Direct financial assistance
  • Assistance upon departure (in transit and upon arrival)
  • Support to the reintegration in the country of return.


  • Assisted Voluntary Return and Reintegration from the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (AVRRL)

Last updated:
Main text: May 2012
Facts and figures: February 2016

Population (2015):567,110
Area:2,586 km sq
Languages :Letzeburgish, French, German
Currency:Euro (EUR)
GDP per Capita PPP (2014):USD 97,662
HDI Rank (2014):19 of 188
Remittances (2014 estimate):USD 1,964 million
Net Migration Rate (2015-2020):8.5 migrants/1,000 population
Immigrants (2015):44.0%
Women as a Percentage of Immigrants (2015):49.4%
Population under 15 (2015):16.4%
Adult HIV Prevalence (2014):not available

International Organization for Migration (IOM)
Country Office for Belgium and Luxembourg
40, rue Montoyer, 3rd floor
1000 Brussels

Tel: +32.2 287 70 00
Fax: +32.2 287 70 06
Email: IOMBrussels@iom.int
Website: http://www.belgium.iom.int/