Back to Switzerland

All Swiss citizens coming back to their 'old' new homeland after a more or less long period of residence abroad are bound to come up against a certain number of administrative problems.


The following information is to facilitate your homecoming by indicating some useful addresses.


However obvious it might seem, we would like to remind you that every Swiss national is completely free to take up residence wherever he desires in Switzerland and no permit is required. The commune chosen is also competent in cases where the person repatriated is in need, and is obliged to turn to welfare services for help. We wish you a smooth homecoming!




Information leaflet (in collaboration with the FDFA)