Information on the Ukraine crisis and Swiss assistance
Submit your application for protection status S online.
Groups of 30 or more and groups with vulnerable people are requested to contact the authorities by sending an email to email@example.com a few days before arriving in Switzerland so that the registration process and sufficient accommodation can be organised.
Questions can be sent to
or you can call the Ukraine helpline on
+41 (0)58 465 99 11, Monday to Friday,
from 10am to 12am and 2pm to 4pm.
After registration, the SEM assigns persons with protection status S to a canton. The place of registration has no influence on the canton to which a refugee is later assigned. You can find all important information here.
The State Secretariat for Migration’s new annual report has now been published - with short videos on current challenges, background information, faces and stories.
migration.swiss provides an overview of the events and developments in the 2021 reporting year, and sets out the most important facts and figures.
Corona: Entry into Switzerland
There are currently no entry restrictions due to the COVID-19 pandemic. No proof of vaccination, recovery or testing is required for entry into Switzerland.
To see what rules apply to your own particular situation when entering Switzerland, consult the online «Travelcheck».
Warning against fraudulent e-mails
Emails with the sender «swissimmigration@consultant» or «eu_immigration@consultant» and requests for payment are sent to foreigners. The SEM warns against these fraud attempts.
In Afghanistan, the Taliban have once again come to power. Therefore, many people are in fear and experience concern – both in Afghanistan and in Switzerland. On this website, you can find information on various topics, such as humanitarian visas and family reunification