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Norway encourages assisted return for persons without legal residence permits in Norway and for those who wish to return to their country of origin. Those who apply for assisted return receive help with the application process, with transport back to their country of origin and, once returned, a cash grant and material reintegration support. For some countries, the Norwegian Directorate of Immigration (UDI) has developed a specific country programme, and three of these are included in this study: Information, Return and Reintegration of Afghan Nationals to Afghanistan (IRRANA); Information, Return and Reintegration of Iraqi Nationals to Iraq (IRRINI); and Assisted Return to Ethiopia (ARE). Those wishing to return to other countries can apply for Financial Support for Return (FSR), as for Kosovo that is included in the study. 

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