Content of International Protection


Country Report: Content of International Protection Last updated: 30/06/23


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General remark: The status of subsidiary protection does not exist in Switzerland as the Qualification Directive is not applicable. Regarding the application of Article 9 of the Dublin III Regulation, the term “international protection” includes the temporary admission status in cases in which the status is granted on the ground that the removal is either contrary to international law or not reasonable because of a situation of war or generalised violence (but not a temporary admission based on medical grounds) (Federal Administrative Court, ATAF  2015/18).

The Chapter: Content of International Protection in Switzerland contains sections on:

A. Status and residence

  1. Residence permit
  2. Civil registration
  3. Long-term residence
  4. Naturalisation
  5. Cessation and review and protection status
  6. Withdrawal of protection status

B. Family reunification

  1. Criteria and conditions
  2. Status and rights of family members

C. Movement and mobility

  1. Freedom of movement
  2. Travel documents

D. Housing

E. Employment and education

  1. Access to the labour market
  2. Access to education

F. Social welfare

G. Health care

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