Stories of Return

Life in CYPRUS

Mrs. Van Nyugen Thi came to Cyprus in 09/09/2009 as a Domestic Worker. She is married and has two children (18 yrs and 15 yrs).

The decision to go

Mrs. Van attended AVR Cyprus offices when she realized that she wanted to leave Cyprus, as she couldn’t extend more her residence here. “AVR Cyprus offered me a dignified way to return along to financial support… I got a sense of courage to return to Vietnam and start a business...”

Since Van was irregular by Law, she was able to apply to the Assisted Voluntary Return Programme, which also entitled her up to €1000 to buy electronics, clothes, and Shoes.

Plans for the future

The AVR Cyprus gave to Van the opportunity to return back to her homeland and live together with her husband and children.  “I have dreams for my life again, after years… I believe that I gained knowledge and experience from Cyprus which I can use back to my country…”