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Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

The Swiss State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), formerly Federal Office for Migration (FOM), 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 authority 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 State Secretariat 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 State Secretariat 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 Refworld. Website: www.bfm.admin.ch/bfm/en/home.html
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Migration Report 2009

June 2010 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Annual Reports

Staatswerdungsprozess und Auswirkungen auf die wichtigsten Minderheiten

5 March 2009 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Lage der Minderheiten

31 August 2006 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Lage der Frauen - Verschiedene Frauengruppen

9 June 2006 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

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

27 April 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

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

31 March 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Wirtschaftliche und soziale Lage

15 March 2004 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Jugoslawien - Die Wahlen im Kosovo vom 17. November 2001, Parteien, Wahlkampf und Ergebnisse

4 January 2002 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo/Jugoslawien - Die kosovo-albanische Frau in Familie und Gesellschaft

25 October 2000 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

Kosovo - Feuilles d'information sur les pays

1 August 1997 | Publisher: Switzerland: State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) | Document type: Country Reports

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