Assisted Voluntary Return Schemes

Home Office written question – answered on 12 September 2023.

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The Home Office publishes statistics on all types of removals from the UK which includes voluntary departures. The latest statistics are available at:

Immigration statistics quarterly release - GOV.UK (

Published datasets for Voluntary Returns are available at:

Returns and detention datasets - GOV.UK (

Returns data is published quarterly and the most recent publication provides information on return volumes to the end of Q1 2023.

Immigration system statistics data tables - GOV.UK (

The voluntary return category includes returns which are categorised as assisted and controlled. This includes such returns processed by all Home Office units, including the Voluntary Returns Service.

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