In 2023, 30,223 asylum requests were submitted in Switzerland, 5712 more than in the previous year (+23.3 %). In its most likely scenario for 2024, the State Secretariat for Migration again expects around 30,000 (+/- 3,000) new asylum requests.
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.
Information for refugees from Ukraine – Інформація для біженців з України – Информация для беженцев из Украины.
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.
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.