In Switzerland, people without Swiss citizenship or who are not EU/EFTA nationals, are called third-party nationals. In the case of third-party nationals, family reunification is only possible for the following people:
For underage children, it is important for the application for family reunification to be submitted before their 18th birthday. Other family members can only be brought to Switzerland under the family reunification rules under extremely exceptional circumstances, such as if they are very dependent on you.
You can find more information about family reunification for third-party nationals at ch.ch.
Under normal circumstances, once a person has completed the asylum procedure in Switzerland, it is the legal advice centre of the canton of residence that is responsible for providing advice on family reunification. The Swiss Refugee Council (SFH) maintains alist of legal advice centres.
The SRC provides advice about family reunification in special and complex cases. We can help in the following circumstances:
There are various circumstances in which the SRC family reunification service cannot provide advice or support: