Switzerland is granting temporary protection to refugees from Ukraine. They do not have to go through an asylum procedure, but are granted protection status S in a fast-track procedure. For this, they must submit an application for protection status S and register at a federal asylum centre (FAC).
Persons from Ukraine seeking protection can submit their application for protection status S via the online web application RegisterMe. To submit an application, they must have been resident in Ukraine before 24 February 2022 and have already entered Switzerland.
Persons from Ukraine in need of protection who have a place to stay in Switzerland and have identity papers should go directly to RegisterMe to book a registration appointment at a federal asylum centre.
Refugees from Ukraine who do not have accommodation in Switzerland are asked to register directly at a federal asylum centre.
Refugees from Ukraine over the age of 18 who have accommodation in Switzerland but do not have any identity papers are asked to report directly to a federal asylum centre.
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.
You will find all other addresses on the following page:
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, 303 kB, 24.05.2023)
Questions regarding protection status S (application, procedure, etc.) can be submitted to the following address: email@example.com
- Brief overview for persons in need of protection – Status S (PDF, 2 MB, 27.11.2023)
- Umsetzungskonzept Aufhebung Schutzstatus S. Verfahren und Rückkehr (PDF, 422 kB, 03.10.2023)
- Ukraine: Ansprechstellen in den Kantonen (PDF, 303 kB, 24.05.2023)
- Faktenblatt: Schutzstatus S (PDF, 110 kB, 05.12.2022)
- Ukraine and the accommodation of persons in need of protection: Cooperation between the Confederation, cantons, communes, citizens and NGOs (PDF, 153 kB, 31.03.2023)
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Last modification 29.11.2023