Information on the Federal Law on Foreigners and Integration
The Federal Law on Foreigners and Integration (LEI) replaces the Federal Foreigners Law (LEtr)
The LEI imposes legal integration criteria for the majority of foreigners living in and moving to Switzerland. They must respect public security and order and the values of the Constitution, acquire basic local language skills and participate in economic life or further education. If a person has integration weaknesses, the immigration authorities will enter into an integration agreement with them. If the resident does not respect the agreement, their residence permit may be withdrawn.