Voluntary returns of third-country nationals recorded in Italy 2014-2018

In 2018, 435 migrants voluntarily returned to their home countries from Italy. Data refer to people who complied voluntarily with the obligation to return. Thus, in these cases no enforcement procedure was launched. On the contrary, 5.2 thousand third-country nationals were forced to leave Italy in the same year.
According to national immigration laws, 26.8 thousand people were illegally present on the Italian territory as of 2018.

Number of voluntary returns of third-country nationals registered in Italy from 2014 to 2018

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Release date

June 2019



Survey time period

2014 to 2018

Supplementary notes

The source adds the following information: "Voluntary Return refers to the situation in which the third-country national complies voluntarily with the obligation to return (i.e. no enforcement procedure had to be launched) and this departure is confirmed by the information from eg. the border authority or the consulate authorities in the country of origin or other authorities such as IOM or any other organizations implementing a program to assist migrants to return to a third-country. Definition based on Art 3.8 Directive 115/2008/EC."

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