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 free advice by phone or email on travelling abroad, emigrating – whether planning to or already having done so ­– and returning to Switzerland.


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