Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)

The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) will promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common European Union approach to asylum and immigration.

About AMIF

AMIF was established to cover the period 2014-2020.

The fund supports 4 specific objectives:

  1. Asylum
  2. Legal migration & integration
  3. Return
  4. Solidarity

AMIF objectives

The AMIF fund will help achieve 4 objectives:

1. Asylum

Strengthening and developing the Common European Asylum System by ensuring that EU legislation in this field is efficiently and uniformly applied.

2. Legal migration & integration

Supporting legal migration to EU States in line with the labour market needs and promoting the effective integration of non-EU nationals.

3. Return

Enhancing fair and effective return strategies, which contribute to combating irregular migration, with an emphasis on sustainability and effectiveness of the return process.

4. Solidarity

Making sure that EU States which are most affected by migration and asylum flows can count on solidarity from other EU States.

The Fund establishes a financial solidarity mechanism to support the efforts of Member States to improve the management of return in all its dimensions through the use of the concept of integrated return management, with a preference to voluntary return and with a view to supporting a fair and effective implementation of common standards on return.

The Fund will also support joint return actions including several Member States.

Call for applications

With regard to the Return objective (above), in 2016 Ireland invited proposals for projects to be supported through the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).

Applications are now closed. The closing date/time was 12pm on Thursday 15 December 2016.

Document icon AMIF application form (PDF 430KB)
Document icon AMIF application guidelines (PDF 240KB)

Contact address

Asylum Migration and Integration Fund
Repatriation (Arrangements) Unit
Irish Naturalisation and Immigration Service
Department of Justice and Equality
13 - 14 Burgh Quay
Dublin 2
D02 XK70

Information meetings

Information meetings for applicants will take place in the Department's offices in Burgh Quay shortly after applications have been analysed.



If you have questions, contact us.

Updated: 15 December 2016

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