There is no difference in treatment in reception based on nationality. The reception standards are the same as for asylum seekers of other nationalities with the notable exception of the distribution of pocket money. Thus, nationals of countries exempt from the visa requirement do not receive the 3 CHF granted by the SEM as pocket money to asylum seekers housed in the federal centres. In 2020, the Federal Administrative Court has observed that an automatic application of this rule could lead to a violation of the constitutional principle of equality before the law in the case of a person claiming a legitimate need for protection.
 Federal Administrative Court, Decision F-3150/2018, 20 July 2020, c. 7.6. In this case, the Court has ruled that the difference of treatment was justified.