Asylum statistics for May 2024

In May 2024, 2357 asylum applications were registered in Switzerland, 74 more than in the previous month (+3,2 %). Compared to May 2023, the number of asylum applications increased 312 (+15,3%). The most important countries of origin were Afghanistan and Turkey.

A job in Switzerland

I’m looking for a job: Stay active, develop your skills and become financially independent.
We have a vacancy: If a refugee or asylum seeker has the qualifications and experience, language skills and motivation required to work for your business, why not give them a chance?

Migration Report 2023

Discover the facts that shaped the year 2023 in terms of migration.

Naturalisation self-check

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.

Ucraina – Україна – Украина

Information for refugees from Ukraine – Інформація для біженців з України – Информация для беженцев из Украины.

Fact sheet Afghanistan (clarification)

The State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) adjusted the asylum practice for women and girls from Afghanistan as of July 17, 2023. To make it easier to understand the extent to which the SEM has adjusted its practice, the corresponding fact sheet has been clarified at the suggestion of the Political Affairs Committee of the Council of States (PIC-S).

The app to help you integrate

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!

News and social media

Press releases and links to our social media profiles.


Annual Report, statistics and further publications.

SEM introduces itself

Information on SEM’s structure and activities.

Information for schools

(Most information in German)

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