In March 2019, the accelerated asylum procedure came into force in Switzerland. All asylum applications submitted since 1 March 2019 are processed according to this procedure. The majority of the procedures will be decided within 140 days and will be decentralised to six asylum regions. In the new procedures, asylum seekers also receive free counselling and legal representation.
 All asylum applications submitted by 28 February 2019 will be processed in the asylum procedure valid until 28 February 2019.