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Syrian seeking Asylum.

I am living now in Syria and I am going to visit Zurich next month on a business meeting, but due to the unrest situation in Syria and the crazy fighting there and because I am afraid about my kids from the situation which is threatening their life, so I would like to apply for asylum when I come ... but I am not sure how much I have to wait to get them out of this dangerous country (unfortunately)
Is there any body can advice me -if the Swiss Authority accept my asylum application -how long it take me to get my family (wife and 2 kids) to Switzerland or how I can get them asap ?

Thank you all for your support and help.
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Old 29.10.2012, 10:37
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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

Some info here: http://www.ch.ch/schweiz/00157/00176/index.html?lang=en

The part about family reunification:
"During the asylum proceedings, asylum seekers are not entitled to family reunification. Acknowledged refugees (B or C Permit), however, may send for their family members if there are no reasons to the contrary. Temporarily admitted refugees (F Permit) may submit an application for family reunification at the earliest three years following the decision on temporary admission. Applications for family reunification can be submitted to a Swiss representation abroad or to the Federal Office for Migration (FOM)."

I don't know how long the process takes. According to this it's between 284 and 1535 days.
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I am living now in Syria and I am going to visit Zurich next month on a business meeting, but due to the unrest situation in Syria and the crazy fighting there and because I am afraid about my kids from the situation which is threatening their life, so I would like to apply for asylum when I come ... but I am not sure how much I have to wait to get them out of this dangerous country (unfortunately)
Is there any body can advice me -if the Swiss Authority accept my asylum application -how long it take me to get my family (wife and 2 kids) to Switzerland or how I can get them asap ?

Thank you all for your support and help.
mohd
May I ask why Switzerland? Wouldn't it be easier to seek asylum in a country closer to home with much less cultural differences and where you would be able to get your family with you with much less hassle?

I wish you the best of luck whatever you may chose to do...
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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

I don't think it's that easy either, as you'd have to argue that you and your family are in imminent danger, that usually means political, death threats, torture etc.

I know Syria isn't a pleasant place at the moment but one can presume that there are more remote places in Syria that are. Otherwise everyone in the country would be trying to get out.
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May I ask why Switzerland? Wouldn't it be easier to seek asylum in a country closer to home with much less cultural differences and where you would be able to get your family with you with much less hassle?

I wish you the best of luck whatever you may chose to do...
Thats true...I would prefer a closer country ..but even this one it is very difficult to reach....and swiss trip is the first chance for me to get out of the country
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I don't think it's that easy either, as you'd have to argue that you and your family are in imminent danger, that usually means political, death threats, torture etc.

I know Syria isn't a pleasant place at the moment but one can presume that there are more remote places in Syria that are. Otherwise everyone in the country would be trying to get out.
Dear .. not every one in the country can get the chance to travel abroad
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I don't think it's that easy either, as you'd have to argue that you and your family are in imminent danger, that usually means political, death threats, torture etc.
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I stand corrected, but if Syria isn't an unsafe place, wth would be one on this planet, maybe Kim Jong Un's living palace? Huh ...


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I know Syria isn't a pleasant place at the moment but one can presume that there are more remote places in Syria that are. Otherwise everyone in the country would be trying to get out.
I think quite everybody tries (minus combat and medics forces), don't they?
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Usually a visa grant to a non-EU visitor greatly reduces the possibility to claim asylum. I would read the BfM website carefully before making any concrete plans.

http://www.bfm.admin.ch/content/bfm/...emen/asyl.html Legal basis

Swiss Refugee Organisation OSAR ( they have legal assistance ):

www.osar.ch / www.fluechtlingshilfe.ch

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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

I think the OP should read up on the subject of Asylum and Refugee status, there has to some threat of political, moral or religious persecution, fear or torture or wrongful imprisonment etc in order to be recognised as a bona fide refugee.

Not because of any inherent local conflict, no matter how dangerous otherwise like I said everyone would be flooding over the borders and being granted asylum.

If you are being persecuted over there fine, but if not why can you not move out to the country or somewhere remote to escape the fighting? There are thousands of valid claimants for asylum and refuge not being heard, I don't think your situation justifies it and I think it will be rejected.

If everyone left an unsafe place/country and was granted asylum imagine what the world would look like?
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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

I don't know anything about how successful the OP is likely to be with his request for asylum. The only think I'd like to bring up is that he should take his wife and children with him and apply at the same time! If not it could well be many many many years before they are reunited again.

Please don't leave your wife and children alone.
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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

Normally Syrians are subjected to a quota based on a referral by the UNHCR. The first batch was received in September this year, a large family group.

Simonetta Sommaruga granted 36 refugees from Syria refuge in Switzerland. The members of the family unit have entered into several groups, the last of them arrived today in Geneva. They are housed in the canton of Bern.

The 17 adults and 19 children, who belong to several families related to each other, had already sought refuge in Lebanon last year before the civil war in their home country. They were made by the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) as being particularly at risk.

Sommaruga precipitated her decision in April, after the Swiss authorities had carried out the necessary investigations. The FOM checks in such cases the situation of refugees in the host country. Foreseeable integration capabilities and any ties with Switzerland


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Re: Syrian seeking Asylum.

You might want to contact these guys:

http://www.kanonengasse.ch/

Their website is also available in Arabic, and they have an Arabic-speaking lawyer who might be able to help you out.
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I don't know anything about how successful the OP is likely to be with his request for asylum. The only think I'd like to bring up is that he should take his wife and children with him and apply at the same time! If not it could well be many many many years before they are reunited again.

Please don't leave your wife and children alone.
Thank you very much....I see that you are the one who really understand my Q...and I will do as you have advice me ...
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