Financial assistance

Individual return assistance is tailored to the needs of persons who want to return voluntarily to their countries of origin. Currently, it consists of financial assistance on the one hand and practical assistance on the other.

If their case has progressed to the stage where they are living in a canton, candidates for return are entitled to financial aid of CHF 1000 francs per adult and CHF 500 for each minor child.

Return assistance when travelling from federal asylum centres (FACs) provides the same payments. However, return assistance may be reduced in individual cases depending on the status of the asylum proceedings, the destination country and the applicant’s length of stay in Switzerland. The SEM reviews the system and the target group continuously and makes adjustments, if necessary.

Last modification 26.04.2021

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