Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception

Switzerland

Country Report: Differential treatment of specific nationalities in reception Last updated: 14/05/21

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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 to asylum seekers housed in the federal centres.[1]

 


[1]SEM, Stratégie de traitement du SEM dans le domaine de l´asile, March 2019, available (in French) at: https://bit.ly/37NwrIJ.

 

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