Safe country of origin

Switzerland

Country Report: Safe country of origin Last updated: 14/05/21

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The Federal Council is responsible for designating states in which, on the basis of its findings, there is protection against persecution, as safe countries of origin.[1] In such a case, SEM usually issues a decision of inadmissibility without further investigations. The time limit for an appeal in these cases is 5 working days.[2] The common list of safe countries of origin and safe third countries is published in the Annex 2 of Asylum Ordinance 1 on procedural aspects (AO1),[3] and was last updated in October 2019. It includes:

  • EU and EEA Member States;
  • Albania;
  • Benin;
  • Bosnia-Herzegovina;
  • Burkina Faso;
  • Georgia;
  • Ghana;
  • India;
  • Kosovo;
  • Moldova, excluding Transistria;
  • Mongolia;
  • Montenegro;
  • North Macedonia;
  • Senegal; and

 

[1]        Article 6a(2)(a) AsylA.

[2]        Article 108(3) AsylA.

[3]        Annex 2 AO1, available (in French) at: http://bit.ly/2FMt9sO.

Table of contents

  • Statistics
  • Overview of the legal framework
  • Overview of the main changes since the previous report update
  • Asylum Procedure
  • Reception Conditions
  • Detention of Asylum Seekers
  • Content of International Protection