"Sans-Papiers" in Switzerland

The term "Sans-Papiers" describes foreigners who enter Switzerland (with or without a visa, depending on the requirements for their country of origin) and remain in the country although the legal duration of their stay has expired. It therefore describes people who are not authorised to stay in the country.  

The term "Sans-Papier" does not mean that these people do not possess identity or travel documents.


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Last modification 10.11.2018

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