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How to plan your return

The Ticino and federal governments offer a wide range of services that give help and support to Swiss nationals who want to return home, providing answers to all sorts of questions. This page contains the addresses to contact and an overview of the services on offer, including a series of leaflets and documents created with those who want to return to Ticino in mind.

 Returning to CH

The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) runs a page dedicated to Swiss nationals who intend to return to their home country, including a 10-page guide.

 The OSA activities

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) has created a data sheet with information on different aspects, including social insurance and finding accommodation and employment.

 ID documents

The Population Department in Ticino is responsible for changes in marital status, requests for naturalisation and reinstatement of citizenship and ID documents.

 Foreign qualifications

Those who want to get a foreign academic or professional qualification recognised in Switzerland can contact the State Secretariat for Education, Research and Innovation.

 The portal

This website brings together under one (virtual) roof a large quantity of tools and information related to news, current regulations in Switzerland and the customs procedures to be followed for those returning home.

 Teaching sector

Those who have obtained a teaching qualification abroad and want to have it recognised in Switzerland should contact the Swiss Conference of Cantonal Ministers of Education.

 Driving licence

The Traffic Department page summarises the procedures to be followed by anyone transferring their domicile to Ticino from abroad who needs a Swiss driving licence.


The portal is managed by the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO). It puts professionals and companies in touch, working in partnership with the services offered by the canton and regional employment offices.


InnoPark is an innovation, consulting and management centre whose mission is to recruit qualified staff for selected projects. Its several branches include one in Manno, Ticino.

 AITI Servizi

It was founded in 2004 and is backed by the Association of Ticino’s Industries (AITI). Its various functions include acting as an intermediary between businesses and people looking for employment.


The project is aimed at young people aged between 18 and 24 who are resident or domiciled in Ticino and who hold a secondary school leaving certificate. The aim is to facilitate their entry into the employment market.

 Our newsletter

The easiest way to stay in touch with the various organisations presented on OltreconfiniTi and to maintain links between Ticino citizens who live outside the canton and those at home.