Migration Report 2023

Discover the facts that shaped the year 2023 in terms of migration.

Asylum statistics for February 2024

In February 2024, 2449 asylum applications were registered in Switzerland, 319 less than in the previous month (-11.5%). Compared to February 2023, the number of asylum applications increased by 768. The most important countries of origin were Afghanistan and Turkey.

Naturalisation self-check

If you do not hold a Swiss passport but are married to a Swiss national, or if your grandparents immigrated to Switzerland, simplified naturalisation could be an option for you. Complete the naturalisation self-check and find out in just a few clicks if you meet the criteria.

Ucraina – Україна – Украина

Information for refugees from Ukraine – Інформація для біженців з України – Информация для беженцев из Украины.

The app to help you integrate

Integrating in a country is a lengthy process. So, to help you along the way, we’ve compiled a lot of useful information on life in Switzerland for those new to the country. It’s all here in this app. Welcome to Switzerland!


Female asylum seekers from Afghanistan can now be considered victims of both discriminatory legislation and religiously motivated persecution, and refugee status must be granted to them.

24-hour asylum procedure proves effective

Since November 2023, some asylum applications at the federal asylum centre in Zurich have been processed in a 24-hour procedure. These are applications from countries with very low asylum approval rates. Initial experience with the pilot project has been positive.

News and social media

Press releases and links to our social media profiles.


Annual Report, statistics and further publications.

SEM introduces itself

Information on SEM’s structure and activities.

Information for schools

(Most information in German)

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