Practical information

Essential information for your daily life

Arriving in a new country is not always easy. This site is designed to help you along the way so that you quickly feel comfortable in your new environment. The information is grouped into themes, which are explained here.




Practical life

School and training

Leisure and social life

Civil status

Useful contacts

Do you have specific questions?

Your privileged contacts

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 16 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

Administration's website

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 BCI's newsletter presents various news of the BCI and its regional offices (projects, activities, publications, etc.).