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How the Swiss asylum system works

Switzerland boasts of a long humanitarian tradition and in fact deals with relatively more asylum requests than other European countries, given the size of the population.

This content was published on May 6, 2020 - 11:00

Even if few asylum seekers receive official refugee status many are granted different kinds of temporary permits allowing them to stay.

With such a permit they might get help with living costs and finding a job, but the road to integration is a long one. In this “Switzerland Explained” video, find out how the asylum process works and what conditions for asylum-seekersExternal link in Switzerland are like.

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