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Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration

The Swiss Federal Office for Migration (FOM) resulted from the merger, as of 1 January 2005, of the Federal Office for Refugees (FOR) and the Federal Office of Immigration, Integration and Emigration (IMES). This new authority regulates the conditions under which people can enter Switzerland in order to live and work here. It also decides who will receive protection from persecution. Moreover, the Office for Migration co-ordinates Federal government, cantonal and communal efforts on behalf of integration and is the organ responsible at Federal level for naturalization matters. In addition, the Office advises Swiss citizens planning to emigrate. An international dialogue on all aspects of migration policy is actively cultivated with countries of origin, transit and other target countries as well as with international organizations. Its headquarters are in Berne, with six branch offices in the various regions of Switzerland.

The Federal Office for Migration has its own Country Information Department, which collects and distributes information on the countries of origin of individuals applying for asylum in Switzerland. Reports which are in the public domain are included in this database.  Website: www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home.html
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Langues et ethnies en Erythrée

March 2007 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Profiles

Afghanistan - Zur aktuellen Lage (Stand 31. Oktober 2006)

22 November 2006 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Lage der Minderheiten

31 August 2006 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Lage der Frauen - Verschiedene Frauengruppen

9 June 2006 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Russland - Vier Republiken des Nordkaukasus: Inguschetien, Nordossetien, Karatschajewo-Tscherkessien und Kabardino-Balkarien

18 August 2005 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Demokratische Republik Kongo - Länderprofil

7 July 2005 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Mazedonien - Vom abgelehnten Referendum im November 2004 zu den Lokalwahlen im März 2005

21 April 2005 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

The Berne Initiative, International Agenda for Migration Management, Common Understandings and Effective Practices for a Planned, Balanced and Comprehensive Approach to the Management of Migration

16 December 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Policy/Position Papers

Kosovo - UNO-Protektorat: Eine Bilanz Statusfrage: Meinungsverschiedenheiten unüberwindbar?

27 April 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo: Politische Lage und Parteien vier Jahre nach Kriegsende Eine Standortbestimmung

31 March 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: Federal Office for Migration | Document type: Country Reports

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