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Procedure for those seeking Protection originating from Ukraine (S-Status)

Registration / Protection Status S

Switzerland is helping vulnerable people who have fled Ukraine quickly and unbureaucratically. All persons who were resident in Ukraine before February 24 receive the protection status S – there is no quota!

We recommend that all those seeking protection submit an application as soon as possible

To do this, you must register at a federal asylum centre. But you don’t have to do that today and tomorrow – you have up to 90 days to do so. After submitting the application, the person seeking protection has health insurance.

What does the protection status “S” mean?

With the protection status “S”, affected persons receive protection in Switzerland quickly and unbureaucratically – without carrying out an ordinary asylum procedure. The protection status “S” grants a right of residence, entitlement to accommodation, support and medical care and allows the reunification of family members. And very important: the children can go to school.

protection status "S"

Status S fact sheet