Allocation of asylum seekers

  • The allocations of asylum seekers is effected according to the following key: Art. 21 Asylum Order I.
  • For the purpose of allocation to the cantons, only spouses and minor children are considered to be family members.
  • For those with a right to family unity or in cases of grave danger, a change of canton is only authorized by the State Secretariat with the consent of both cantons.

Asylum seekers registered at reception centres or at Swiss airports are allocated to the cantons by the State Secretariat  in accordance with the following key:

Canton %
Aargau 7.7
Appenzell AR 0.8
Appenzell IR 0.2
Basel-Landschaft 3.7
Basel-Stadt 2.3
Bern 13.5
Freiburg 3.3
Genf 5.6
Glarus 0.6
Graubünden 2.7
Jura 1.0
Luzern 4.9
Neuenburg 2.4

Canton %
Nidwalden 0.5
Obwalden 0.5
Schaffhausen 1.1
Schwyz 1.8
Solothurn 3.5
St. Gallen 6.0
Tessin 3.9
Thurgau 2.8
Uri 0.5
Waadt 8.4
Wallis 3.9
Zug 1.4
Zürich 17.0

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