Assistance for voluntary medical return to Georgia – A winning partnership between the OFII and the IOM for the health and sustainable economic reintegration of Georgian migrants returning from France

Since 1st April 2021, an experimental scheme to support the voluntary medical return to Georgia has been implemented by the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and funded, promoted by the French Office for Immigration and Integration (OFII). It concerns medically-qualified applicants who will travel to Georgia between 1st April 2021 and 30 September 2022.

  • A long-term commitment by the OFII and the IOM for the health of Georgian migrants.

This partnership between the IOM and the OFII aims at the return and reintegration of Georgians from France (including family members), who are eligible for the OFII’s assisted voluntary return programme and whose state of health requires a medical care available in Georgia, during the journey and/or after their return to Georgia.

They will benefit from the coverage of their medical expenses after their departure, up to a maximum limit, and from medical assistance, if necessary, in France, during the flight and upon their arrival in Georgia.

  • An assistance by the OFII towards economic reintegration and employment.

The beneficiary is also eligible for the reintegration programme through employment or business creation implemented by the OFII in Georgia.

Their family members (spouse, parents and minor children) will be able to travel free of charge with them and benefit from assisted return and from social reintegration assistance through employment or business creation under the usual terms of the national reintegration programme.

  • Further useful information on voluntary medical return to Georgia.

The IOM is responsible for the pre-departure medical assessment, the fit-to-fly examination and the organisation of the return.

An IOM return counsellor, bilingual in French and Georgian is available by phone to answer your questions:

– by phone (Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday – 10am/12pm – 2pm/4pm): 06 16 08 63 69

– via email: MAVRFrance@iom.int  

Are you a Georgian migrant in France? You wish to benefit from the help, and the positive assistance of the OFII for your return to Georgia?

Click here to read the booklet in French

Click here to read the booklet in Georgian