Contacts in Switzerland:

Update: October 30th, 2018; download here the pdf.

We try to keep this list up to date. However, we cannot guarantee that by the time you read this, all group still exist. Most of them also have a facebook page, where they can be contacted.

There are free legal advisory services in all bigger Swiss cities. Find the complete list here: List of legal advisory services (Last Update in Mai 2018, by Swiss Refugee Council).

Advisory centres for undocumented persons in Aargau/Solothurn, Basel, Bern, Biel, Fribourg, Genève, Valais, Vaud/La Côte, Vaud/Lausanne, Luzern, Ticino and Zürich: www.sans-papiers.ch

General

Solidarité sans frontières: Swiss-wide political organisation on migrant, refugee and human rights with several local NGOs and groups as members throughout all Switzerland. Please consult their  « who-is-who » to find more contacts.
Neuengasse 8, 3011 Bern
+41 31 311 07 70
sekretariat@sosf.ch
www.sosf.ch

Augenauf: An Independant human rights group specialized on discrimination, racist attacks, detention and police harassment.
Zurich: +41 44 241 11 77, zuerich@augenauf.ch
Berne: Quartiergasse 17, 3013 Bern, +41 31 332 02 35 (Thursday 19.30 - 21.00), bern@augenauf.ch
Basel: P.O.Box, 4005 Basel, +41 61 681 55 22, basel@augenauf.ch

Bleiberecht für Alle: Political movement of undocumented people and their supporters with branches in Berne, Fribourg, Lausanne and Neuchatel.
info@bleiberecht.ch
www.bleiberecht.ch

Unia syndicate: Members of the syndicate Unia can get an insurance on private rights (recommended for undocumented people who need lawyers). Please contact the regional staff personally before you get a membership here.
Zentralsekretariat
Weltpoststrasse 20, 3015 Bern
+41 31 350 21 11
www.unia.swiss

Swiss Refugee Council: Umbrella organisation of all refugee relief organisations. SRC coordinates the official advisory centers for asylum seekers in every canton (region) of Switzerland (see link at the top of this page).
Weyermannsstrasse 10, 3008 Bern
+41 31 370 75 75
info@fluechtlingshilfe.ch
www.refugeecouncil.ch/
The Swiss Refugee Council also offers free legal advice Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.: +41 31 370 75 99 as well as via contact form.

Central&Northern Switzerland

 

Basel

 

Berne

Denk:mal – Autonome Schule Bern
Self-organized, collectively run schooland meeting point.
Lagerweg 12, 3013 Bern
denk-mal@denk-mal.info
www.denk-mal.info/

Le Pont - Paroisse française
Meeting point for french speaking migrants. Every second Thursday from 2-4pm.
Predigergasse 3, 3011 Berne
+41 31 312 39 36
secretariat@egliserefberne.ch
oecumenisme.egliserefberne.ch/agir-ensemble/le-pont-accueil-des-migrants

Solidaritätsnetz Bern
Advisory center for undocumented people and asylum-seekers for free. Tuesday 2-5pm, Thursday 9-11.30am or by arrangement.
Bümplizstrasse 23, 3027 Bern
+41 31 991 39 29
info@solidaritaetsnetzbern.ch
www.sans-papiers-be.ch/

Meeting Point and Lunch at the St. Marien Church
Every Thursday from 11 am, there is a Lunch for asylum seekers on Urgent Help and undocumented people at the St. Marien Church where you can also get first information on asylum and migration rights.
Kirchgemeindehaus St. Marien, Wylerstrasse 26, 3011 Bern
www.sans-papiers-be.ch/index.php/aktivitaeten/mittagstisch

Ambulatorium für Folter- und Kriegsopfer SRK
Medical help for undocumented people for free.
Freiburgstrasse 257, 3018 Bern-Bümpliz
+41 31 960 77 77
www.redcross.ch/ambulatorium

Biel

Autonome Schule Biel
Self-organized,collectively run school and meeting point.
Villa Fantasie, Alexander-Schöni-Strasse 26, 2503 Biel-Bienne
autonomeschulebiel@riseup.net
autonome-schule-biel.ch/

Lucerne

Autonome Schule Luzern
Self-organized, collectively run schooland meeting point.
Musegg 1, Luzern
asl@immerda.ch
autonomeschuleluzern.wordpress.com

Zug

Asylbrücke Zug
Advisory center for and social attendance of asylum-seekers.
Neugasse 6, Postfach 713, 6301 Zug
+41 76 341 43 09
rechtsdienst@asylbruecke.ch
www.asylbruecke.ch

Visits to people in detention.
+
41 79 911 22 22
srupan@gmail.ch

Zurich

Autonome Schule Zürich
Self-organized, collectively run school and meeting point.
Sihlquai 125, 8005 Zürich
info@bildung-fuer-alle.ch
www.bildung-fuer-alle.ch/

FIZ - Fraueninformationszentrum
Advisory center for and social attendance of women, especially survivors of trafficking, undocumented or with precarious status or situation.
Badenerstr. 682, 8048 Zürich
+41 44 436 90 00
contact@fiz-info.ch
www.fiz-info.ch

Freiplatzaktion Zürich
Advisory center for asylum-seekers, every Monday from 9am.
Dienerstrasse 59, 8004 Zürich
+41 44 241 54 11
info@freiplatzaktion.ch
www.freiplatzaktion.ch

Meditrina
Medical help for undocumented people for free.
SRK Kanton Zürich, Kronenstrasse 10, 8006 Zürich
+41 44 360 28 72
www.srk-zuerich.ch/srk/Ich-suche-Hilfe/fuer-Migrantinnen/Meditrina/

Solidaritätsnetz Zürich
Political movement for the rights of migrants, especially undocumented people and asylum seekers, with different activities (language courses, meeting points, visits in detention centers e.a.) and regional groups also in Adliswil, Regensdorf, Urdorf, Uster and Uster, Bülach, Dietikon, Egg, Glattbrugg, Fällanden, Nürensdorf, Pfäffikon, Seuzach and Winterthur.
Dienerstrasse 59, 8004 Zürich
+41 76 527 61 93
info@solinetz.ch
solinetz-zh.ch/

Eastern Switzerland

Solidaritätsnetz Ostschweiz
Depending on the local situation, the political movement acts in support of asylum-seekers and undocumented people (legal advice, language courses etc). Local groups are based in Appenzell, Grison, Canton of St.Gallen, Rheintal, City of St. Gallen, Toggenburg, Linth-region, Will, Thurgau, Frauenfeld and Romanshorn.
Fidesstrasse 1, 9000 St.Gallen
+41 71 220 17 45
info@solidaritaetsnetz.ch
www.solidaritaetsnetz.ch

Frauenfeld

Autonome Schule Frauenfeld
Self-organized,collectively run school and meeting point.
Rheinstrasse 14, 8500 Frauenfeld
Opposite of the Thurgauer Kantonalbank
asf@immerda.ch
www.asfrauenfeld.ch

Kreuzlingen

Agathu
Meeting coffee and access to internet. Monday to Friday from 13:45 to 16:45 o’clock.

Arbeitsgruppe für Asylsuchende Thurgau
Freiestrasse 28a, 8280 Kreuzlingen
info@agathu.ch
www.agathu.ch

Graubünden (Valzeina)

Verein Miteinander Valzeina
Solidarity and support group for undocumented people, asylum seekers and refugees
Valzeinastrasse 40, 7213 Valzeina
www.vmv.ch

Western Switzerland

Centres sociaux protestants
Legal advice, integration courses and several other services for undocumented people, asylum seekers and migrants in different French speaking cantons.
www.csp.ch

Geneva

AGORA
Meeting-points and presence in the airport and the detention centers of Frambois and Favra.
Chemin de Poussy 1, Bâtiment A, 1214 Vernier-Genève
+41 22 930 00 89 (central/ Tattes) / +41 77 491 68 76 (reception centers) / +41 79 271 00 65 (airport, Frambois and Favra)
contact@agora-asile.ch (central) / nicole@fnpa.ch (Tattes) / eric.imseng@protestant.ch (reception centers) / anne-madeleine.reinmann@protestant.ch
www.agora-asile.ch

CCSI - Collectif de soutien aux sans-papiers Genève
Legal advice, integration courses and several other services for undocumented people, asylum seekers and migrants.
Route des Acacias 25, 1227 Genève
+41 22 304 48 60
admin@ccsi.ch
www.ccsi.ch

Centre La Roseraie
Meeting point, legal advice, integration courses and several other services for refugees, asylum seekers and migrants.
Rue de la Maladière 2, 1205 Genève
Tram 12: Arrêt Blanche
+41 22 552 02 64
info@centreroseraie.ch
www.centre-roseraie.ch

E.L.I.S.A.
Legal service for asylum-seekers
Counselling: Monday and Wednesdays from 14h to 17h.
c/o Agora, Foyer des Tattes, Bâtiment A, Chemin de Poussy 1, 1214 Vernier
+41 22 733 37 57
For asking asylum at the airport: +41 22 733 82 62
info@elisa.ch
www.elisa.ch/en

SIT – Syndicat Interprofessionel de Travail
Rue des Chaudronniers 16, 1204 Genève
+41 22 818 03 00
sit@sit-syndicat.ch
www.sit-syndicat.ch/spip/

Lausanne/Vaud

Droit de Rester Lausanne
The group 'Droit de Rester' (Right to Stay) holds counselling sessions every Monday from 18h30 to 19h30 at the 'Maison de Quartier sous gare, Avenue Édouard Dapples 50, 1006 Lausanne.
Every first Monday of the month there is a general assembly which is open to everyone.
+41 76 426 06 22
droit-de-rester.blogspot.ch/p/propos-du-collectif.html

Collectif R/Desobeissons
Political movement agains (Dublin-) deportations. They used to have squatted a church in Boulvard de Grancy 19 in Lausanne to protect rejected asylum-seekers in danger of deportation. They continue to fight against Dublin deportations.
+41 76 563 19 14 / +41 76 426 06 22
refuge@stoprenvoi.ch
www.desobeissons.ch

Centre Social Protestant (CSP) Vaud
Legal and social help for sans-papiers
Counselling for sans-papiers: every Friday from 9h to 12h
Counselling for social issues (open to all) : every Tuesday and Thursday from 18h to 20h
The CSP also hosts bimonthly drop in sessions in Clarens, Renens, Payerne and Orbe (exact dates on their website).
Place Arlaud 2, 1003 Lausanne
+41 21 560 60 60
info@csp-vd.ch
csp.ch/vaud/services/questions-de-migration/

Collectif vaudois de soutien aux sans-papiers (CVSSP)
Counselling every Wednesday from 18
Emergency phone: +41 76 432 62 67
Salle de la Fraternité, Place Arlaud 2, 1003 Lausanne
www.sans-papiers-vd.ch

Collectif de soutien et de défense des “sans-papiers” de la Côte
Legal and political support for « sans-papiers » in Nyon and the region
Counselling: first and third Wednesday of every month from 17h to 19h
Esp'Asse, Route de l'Étraz 20, 1260 Nyon
lacote@sans-papiers.ch

Fribourg

Droit de rester Fribourg
A counselling session is held every second Wednesday of the month. Every fourth Wednesday of the month there is a political meeting.
Both take place at 18h30 at 'LivrEchange'
Avenue du Midi 3, 1700 Fribourg
droitderesterfribourg.wordpress.com

Neuchâtel

Droit de Rester Neuchâtel
Information and support for of migrants in the Canton of Neuchâtel. Weekly advisories counselling every Tuesday at rue de l'Evole 37 à Neuchâtel. French lessons are also organized.
+41 76 616 10 85
info@rester.ch
www.rester.ch

Jura

Mouvement Jurassien de soutien aux Sans-Papiers et Migrants
Legal and political support for sans-papiers, asylum seekers and refugees in Jura
www.sanspapiers-jura.ch

Ticino/Southern Switzerland

Casa Astra
Centro di prima accoglienza
via Antonio Rinaldi 2, Mendrisio
+41 91 647 46 47
+41 77 448 85 72
casa.astra@bluewin.ch
www.casa-astra.ch

Movimento dei senza voce
senzavoce@bluewin.ch

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