Frequently Asked Questions

Recruitment process

Yes, holders of permits F (provisionally admitted
) or F (provisionally admitted refugees) and B
(recognized refugees) have the right to work anywhere in Switzerland,
as employees and self-employed, without any restrictions.

The registration form of the State Secretariat for Migration
(SEM) must be filled in. Once you have clicked on the "Send" button, the person
can start working immediately.
Registration form of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)

By the employer, by the refugee (only if self-employed) or by a state-approved structure.

No. After submitting the form, you will receive an acknowledgement of receipt by e-mail confirming that you have done so.

For administrative, legal or other questions, the Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE) is at your disposal to inform, advise and guide you.
Republic and Canton of Geneva Department of Social Cohesion (DCS) Office for the Integration of Foreigners
Information and orientation desk AIS
Route de Chancy 88
1211 Geneva 2
Tel:+41 22 5467499 reachable from Monday to Friday morning from 9am to 11am
E-mail: ais@etat.ge.ch
Contact person: Metin Türker, project manager at the Office for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)
E-mail: metin.turker@etat.ge.ch
Tel : +41 22 546 74 88

Type of work & conditions

Yes. There are no restrictions related to the economic sector.

The salary and working conditions (CLA or CTT) as well as the professional practices of the branch and the profession must be respected.
More information by clicking here : Brochure "Facilitated employment of N,Fou refugee permit holders N,Fou Bréfugié permit" of the Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)
Are there any other fees or charges to be deducted from the refugee's salary or to be paid by the employer?
No. The tax and fee were repealed by the Federal Council on January 1, 2019, with the exception of the withholding tax, which remains valid as for other B permits.
For the withholding tax, please consult this link of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

Skills & Training

Yes.
The Agenda for Integration Switzerland (AIS) provides for individual support and regular monitoring of people throughout their professional integration process. A wide range of integration measures are offered in the various areas of employability.

On the one hand, the AIS informs, advises and guides people throughout their professional career. On the other hand, measures relating to learning French and basic and professional training are delivered by the Office for Orientation, Professional Training and Continuing Education (OFPC). In addition, various assessments are carried out by the Centre de Bilan Genève (CEBIG), either to evaluate the person's overall personal situation or to identify a specific professional project and the means to achieve it. Finally, a range of other measures can be proposed on a case-by-case basis (internship, etc.).

Yes.
The Agenda for Integration Switzerland (AIS) is a federal government programme that supports people in the asylum system during their integration process.
People receive case-by-case support and various services aimed at enabling them to enter the labour market and/or undergo basic and vocational training.
In addition to these measures, the Agenda for Integration Switzerland also offers services in the following areas: information and advice related to social integration, specific social integration and learning French.

The Agenda for Swiss Integration (AIS), implemented by the Confederation on 1 May 2019 in Geneva, enables people in the asylum field to benefit from courses, basic and professional training and other integration measures. You can contact the office for the integration of foreigners, which is responsible for piloting the Agenda for Swiss Integration in the canton of Geneva:
Republic and Canton of Geneva
Department of Social Cohesion (DCS)
Office for the Integration of Foreigners
Permanence d'information et d'orientation AIS
Route de Chancy 88
1211 Geneva 2

Phone: +41 22 546 74 99 Monday to Friday morning from 9am to 11am
E-mail: ais@etat.ge.ch
Competences &
training
Contact person: Metin Türker, project manager at the Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)
E-mail: metin.turker@etat.ge.ch
Phone: +41 22 546 74 88

Yes, for internships, the state guidelines and the UAPG-CGAS agreements must be taken into account. The UAPG-CGAS agreements can be
issued by the Bureau de l'intégration des étrangers (BIE).
Republic and Canton of Geneva
Department of Social Cohesion (DCS)
Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners
Information and orientation office AIS
Route de Chancy 88
1211 Geneva 2


Tel: +41 22 5467499 Monday to Friday mornings 9-11am
E-mail: ais@etat.ge.ch


Contact person: Metin Türker, project manager at the Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)

E-mail: metin.turker@etat.ge.ch
Tel: +41 22 546 74 88

Accompaniment & advice

REPUBLIQUE ET CANTON DE GENEVE

Department of Social Cohesion (DCS)

Office for Social Action, Integration and Integration

Office for the Integration of Foreigners

AIS information and guidance centre

Route de Chancy 88

12013 Onex

Phone: +41 22 5467499 from Monday to Friday morning from 09-11h

E-mail: ais@etat.ge.ch

AISlink

Contact person: Metin Türker, Project Manager at the Office for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)

E-Mail: metin.turker@etat.ge.ch

Direct line: +41 22 546 74 88

REPUBLIQUE ET CANTON DE GENEVE

Department of Social Cohesion (DCS)

Office for Social Action, Integration and Integration

Office for the Integration of Foreigners

AIS information and guidance centre

Route de Chancy 88

12013 Onex

Phone: +41 22 5467499 from Monday to Friday morning from 09-11h

E-mail: ais@etat.ge.ch

AIS link

Contact person: Metin Türker, Project Manager at the Office for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE)

E-Mail: metin.turker@etat.ge.ch

Direct line: +41 22 546 74 88

For the various questions concerning the recruitment and employability of persons in the field of asylum, please click on the different headings of the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM), as follows :

Useful links for a lucrative business in the field of asylum

If you need further information, you can also consult the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM)'s Frequently Asked Questions: FAQ-Frequently Asked Questions.

If you have any questions about the Integration Agenda Switzerland (AIS), please visit the site of the Bureau for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE).

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