Advance Passenger Information (API)

Flight passenger data

Based on Article 104 of the Foreign Nationals Act (FNA), the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) requires airline companies to provide passenger data (personal details, travel document and flight information) for certain non-Schengen flights immediately after departure and forwards this information to the border control authorities.

The latter can use the flight time to already carry out first verifications which may also include consulting databases containing relevant information for the border control. Thus, it helps to strengthen border control and to fight illegal immigration. The transmitted data is deleted after 24 hours.


API Interface Specification
Description of the interface with the Swiss API System for airline operators required to provide passenger information

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