Status and residence


Country Report: Status and residence Last updated: 10/07/24


Swiss Refugee Council Visit Website

A table summarising the rights regarding family reunification, travelling, change of residence, work etc. for each legal status is available on the website of the Swiss Refugee Council.[1]



A. Status and residence contains sections on:

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



[1] Available in French at: and in German at:

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