Directly to the publication...
Migration Report 2021
The Migration Report 2021 with short videos on current challenges, background information, faces and stories provides an overview of the events and developments in the 2021 reporting year, and sets out the most important facts and figures. It should help the reader to gain a clearer understanding of the various issues that affect all of us. At the same time, it enables one to appreciate the many different facets associated with migration.
Brochure for refugees and temporarily admitted persons
The brochure contains basic information in simple terms on topics such as status, legal provisions, permits for foreigners, place of residence, changing cantons, travel abroad, bringing family members to Switzerland, integration, schools, employment, vocational training, health, social insurance, taxes and welfare assistance.
The brochure was updated with regard to the entry into force of the Foreign Nationals and Integration Act (FNIA) on 1 January 2019.
- French (PDF, 496 kB)
- Italian (PDF, 657 kB)
- German (PDF, 495 kB)
- Arabic () (PDF, 2.60 MB)
- Farsi () (PDF, 2.58 MB)
- Kurdish (Kurdî) (PDF, 582 kB)
- Serbian/Croatian/Bosnian (srpski/hrvatski/bosanski) (PDF, 585 kB)
- Somali (Soomaali) (PDF, 499 kB)
- Tamil () PDF, 1.5 MB
- Tibetan () PDF, 1 MB
- Tigrinya () PDF, 3 MB
- Turkish (Türkçe) (PDF, 607 kB)
- Ucrainian (українська) (PDF, 1.3 MB)
Strategy for Integrated Border Management 2027
The aim of Integrated Border Management (IBM) is to manage the Schengen external borders effectively, effciently and in an orderly manner, in order to make these borders more secure by conducting better controls, while at the same time keeping borders as open as possible for legal travellers.
Final Report of the "Integrated Border Management" Strategy Group
On 1 June 2012, the Federal Council approved the IBM Strategy jointly formulated by federal and cantonal representatives. The strategy consolidates all federal and cantonal activities to combat illegal migration, human trafficking and transnational crime. A further purpose of the strategy is to facilitate border-crossing for people entering Switzerland legitimately.
Swiss Social insurance system:
Sojourn in Switzerland and departure
Information for foreign nationals
The pamphlet explains the elements of the Swiss social insurance systems, i.e. the Swiss old-age, survivors’ and disability insurance (AHV/IV, 1st pillar) and the occupational benefit plans (2nd pillar). It gives you practical information when planning your definitive departure from Switzerland.
Documentary "Return for the future? – Stories and voices of Return Assistance"
In the film various people talk about asylum and return, describing the conflicting interests, challenges and possibilities of return assistance. Three case studies show how those involved cope with returning to their home country.
Last modification 16.04.2020