Information on the Ukraine crisis and Swiss assistance

Submit your application for protection status S online.

Addresses of the federal asylum centres (FACs) for registration:

Group entries
Groups of 30 or more and groups with vulnerable people are requested to contact the authorities by sending an email to 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.

Cantonal allocation
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. 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.

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».

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)