Project "Sponsorship for denied Tibetan refugees"

About 300 Tibetan refugees with a negative asylum decision live in Switzerland as so-called Sans-Papiers. They receive emergency aid and live in emergency accommodation. A hardship application after five years is the only possibility for most of them to get a residence permit.

With the project "Sponsorship for rejected Tibetan refugees" we would like to provide integration assistance for Tibetan refugees by matching them with sponsors. This enables them to improve their German language skills, receive help with everyday issues and thus actively participate in life in Switzerland. It also increases the chances of success when applying for a hardship case, as well as after receiving a permit, and when taking advantage of professional opportunities.

Project promoters and members of the project group:

  • Tibetan Sans-Papiers Community TSPG
    (Nangsel Wanhkhong, Tsomo Khangtoe, Jens Burow) tibetansanspapiers.ch
  • Swiss-Tibetan Friendship Association STFA
    (Karin Gaiser)
  • Tibetan women's organization in Switzerland TFOS
    (Norzom Jordenkhangsar) tfos.online

Find out more about this in the following documents

Article in tibetfocus

Further information

We would be happy to provide you with information about the project Karin Gaiser (078 649 63 56) or lamtoen@gstf.org.