Yes, you can work with an F and B refugee permit! Yes, you can work with a permit F and B refugee! B , F بەڵێ، ئێوە دەتوان کار بکەن به پێرمی Erê, hûn dikarim bi xebitin li gel destûrnama F û B B و F نعم, يمكنكم العمل بتصريح لاجئ እወ፡ ብ F ወይ B ናይ ስደተኛ ፍቃድ ወረቀት ክትሰርሕ ትኽእል ኢኻ። Да, Вы можете работать с разрешением на жительство F или B Evet, F ve B mülteci izni ile çalışabilirsiniz! Si, puedes trabajar con un permiso B y F para refugiados Si, lei può lavorare con il permesso F e B per rifugiati Sim vôce pode trabalhar com um permiso

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Today, refugees have the right to work in Switzerland. The procedure has been made easier.

The Swiss Integration Agenda (AIS) was introduced by the Confederation on 01.05.2019 for persons with a recognised B-refugee permit, a provisionally admitted F-refugee permit or a provisionally admitted F-person permit. All persons who received a permit after this date are entitled to AIS. Persons who arrived before this date are cared for by the General Hospice.

If you have any questions or difficulties regarding your job search, do not hesitate to consult the website of the Agenda Intégration Suisse or the website of the Bureau de l'Intégration des Etrangers du Canton de Genève (BIE).


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Where can you find out?

Bureau de l'intégration des étrangers (BIE

Permanence du BIE
Route de Chancy 88
1213 Onex

Information Desk:

Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 to 11:00 and Wednesday from 9:00 to 11:00

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Many refugees in Switzerland are unable to find work for a long time, have little contact with the resident population and are dependent on social assistance. This is where the Integration Agenda comes into play, enabling adolescents and young adults to learn a national language more quickly and to prepare themselves for a job. This enables them to find their feet in the labour market, to support themselves and to integrate into local society. This reduces the rise in welfare costs and strengthens social cohesion.
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The SEM regulates the conditions of entry, residence and work in Switzerland and decides who is entitled to protection from persecution. Together with the cantons, it organises the accommodation of asylum seekers and the return of those who do not require protection. It also coordinates integration work and is responsible at federal level for dealing with naturalisation cases. Finally, the EMW is committed to the efficient management of international migration movements.
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The objectives of the Office for the Integration of Foreigners (BIE) are to promote social cohesion and the integration of foreigners, based on the values of the Geneva and federal constitutions. It coordinates public action in this field, develops and finances integration actions and projects with associative and institutional partners, raises awareness, informs and guides the population on all issues relating to migration, ensures equal opportunities, fights discrimination and encourages the joint efforts of associations, the State and the communes. All of its activities are defined in the Cantonal Integration Programme (PIC).
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The main task of the Cantonal Office of Population and Migration is to maintain the register of inhabitants and the register of foreigners who are gainfully employed but not resident in the canton. It also handles applications for Swiss identity documents and carries out the ordinary naturalisation procedures. In addition, it processes the files of asylum seekers assigned to the Canton of Geneva and ensures the proper execution of removal decisions pronounced by the competent authorities.
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For all questions regarding apprenticeships, professions and training
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The State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation SEFRI within the Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research DEFR is the federal government's centre of competence for national and international issues relating to education, research and innovation policy.
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Information at the federal level concerning the recognition of foreign diplomas.
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All about Geneva's professional training.
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With Academic Horizon, the University of Geneva offers a programme of professional and social academic integration. It is intended for people in the field of asylum and for people holding a B permit for family reunification. It is also open to Swiss nationals returning from abroad.
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Information about taking French courses. The mastery of a national language plays an essential role in the integration process. Although language skills are not an end in themselves, they nevertheless allow for better social and professional integration since they facilitate access to all kinds of information, benefits and services, as well as the exercise of certain rights and the understanding of the functioning of institutions.
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We are committed to ensuring that Switzerland respects the right to protection from persecution guaranteed by the 1951 Geneva Convention on Refugees. We contribute to ensuring that asylum seekers receive a fair procedure and that recognised refugees are given a real chance to participate in the economic, social and cultural life of our country. We are committed to an open and caring Switzerland.

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List with different addresses for legal advice in relation to asylum (CSP, Elisa, Scribes for Asylum, Caritas and SSI).
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Information on labour law.
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