Information for people fleeing Ukraine

As the situation is constantly changing, please regularly consult the information provided by the State of Vaud and by the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM).

Link to visit the State of Vaud (SPOP) website (dedicated webpage) -  in French

Link for more information on the Permit S and assistance (financial support, accomodation..) - IN FRENCH

Link for more information on the Permit S and assistance (financial support, accomodation..) - IN Ukrainian

Link to visit the State Secretariat for Migration (SEM) website -  in English & Ukrainian


The State of Vaud has also set up a dedicated hotline. The hotline answers questions related to the reception of Ukrainian refugees

Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm:
+41 58 715 11 07

Information from the Swiss Red Cross

Migesplus, the portal for equal opportunities in health, created by the Swiss Red Cross, provides useful information on health.

Link to the website of the Swiss Red Cross - in English & Ukrainian

Information about the coronavirus (COVID-19)

Information FROM the federal council

Français deutsch Italiano english


Information in various languages

Factsheets about hygiene rules / instructionss on isolation and quarantine

Link to the translated documents

Information about vaccine

Link to the translated documents


HEKS/EPER's Corona-Helpline, available in several languages

Phone number: 0800 266 785

Posters and videos available in different languages.

Links to the EPER/HEKS' portal

Information from the State of Vaud

The State of Vaud dedicated specific web pages and a hotline on information about coronavirus, vaccination, etc.

link to the website and the hotline

 Link to multilingual website dedicated to vaccination

Informations from the swiss Red Cross

Migesplus, the portal for equitable health access created by the swiss Red Cross, has translated information about the coronavirus in several languages alongside explanatory videos.

Link to the Migesplus portal


So that you can find as quickly as possible your marks in your new place of life, this platform, proposed by the Cantonal Office for the Integration of Foreigners and the Prevention of Racism (BCI), helps you in your daily life and provides you with the information needed for your installation. It will allow you to better understand the institutional system (permits, school, insurances, employment, etc.) and administrative procedures to be undertaken. This platform will also allow you of to identify the people that will support you.

Your arrival

When arriving in the region, you have to follow a series of steps to settle down in the most efficient way. Here, you will find all the necessary information for your installation. Where to register, schools for your children and useful links for your health, we offer you all the details.

Check list of arrival

French courses

Learning the local language is key to feel comfortable in your new place of life. You will find here a list of all the French courses given in the canton of Vaud.

Find all the courses


Getting a job allows you to have a salary and to fully live your new life in the region. Here you will find information and advice concerning the working conditions in Switzerland and in the canton of Vaud. You will also find the necessary steps to find an employment.

See all informations

Practical information

Residence permit




Leisure and citizenship


Practical life

Useful contacts

You have specific questions?

Your privileged representatives

The Fraternity of the Centre Social Protestant (CSP) and the Habitants Registration office of your municipality are at your disposal to help you with administrative procedures.

“Welcome” brochure

To facilitate the settling of the newcomers in the canton, the brochure “Welcome to the canton of Vaud” (available in 13 languages) contains the practical information you need.

Frequently asked questions (FAQ)

Listed on one page, you can access the most frequently asked questions on various topics.

Find out more

The site of the administration

It contains the useful information on integration and prevention of racism matters in the canton of Vaud. The site is dedicated to migrants, Swiss citizens as well as to professionals in these fields.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Published four times a year, the newsletter “IntégrAction” presents various news of the BCI and its regional offices (projects, activities, publications, etc.).

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