Information on the Ukraine crisis and Swiss assistance

Information on protection status S

Questions regarding protection status S (application, procedure, etc.) can be submitted to the following address:

If you have questions about living in Switzerland with protection status S (work, social assistance, school, language courses, health insurance, moving, leaving Switzerland, etc.), contact the authorities in the canton responsible for you:
Ukraine contact points in the cantons (PDF, 298 kB, 04.05.2022)
(in German)

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». 2021 2021

The State Secretariat for Migration’s new annual report has now been published - 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.

Press releases


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To the Federal Administration News Portal

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.

Information for those interested


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
Afghanistan Crisis: Key Information


Informationen for schools

(Most information in German)