The department offers a broad range of information services in a wide variety of fields. © Swissemigration

Every year approximately 28,000 Swiss nationals go abroad to live, work, study or enjoy their retirement. Swissemigration provides a range of comprehensive information and advice:

Free advice

The FDFA provides information on travelling abroad, emigrating – including what to expect before and after you move – and returning to Switzerland.

FDFA Helpline
Tel. +41 (0) 800 24-7-365


Swissemigration issues various publications on stays abroad, emigration, living abroad and returning to Switzerland.

Country information

Swissemigration maintains country dossiers on major destinations for Swiss emigrants.

Publications and statistics

Globus «Swiss Emigration»

Swissemigration issues various publications (guides and country dossiers) and statistics on various topics:


Publications and statistics