||Lithuania receives on average approximately 350-400 applications for asylum per year. The majority of the applications are lodged by citizens of Georgia, Ukraine, Russia, Afghanistan, and Iraq. The share of favourable decisions accounts for approximately 30-35 per cent. The vast majority of aliens whose applications for asylum are declined must depart from Lithuania voluntarily or are expelled. This study shows an assessment of the procedure of the return to the country of origin of persons who have had their asylum applications declined.