Are you living or working in Switzerland without a residence permit?
Approximately 150,000 people live in Switzerland without a valid residence permit. Most "Sans-Papiers" or "illegal immigrants" are workers without regular residence status, mainly working as cleaners, in private households, on construction sites, in restaurants and hotels, in transport or in agriculture.
Regardless of whether you entered Switzerland without a visa or a valid residence permit or whether you outstayed your expired residence permit: You still have basic rights. Human rights are not linked to residence status. They apply for everyone.
This page contains useful information for everyday life and informs you about your rights. Counselling centres for Sans-Papiers in the canton where you live can also be of help. They can confidentially explain all aspects of your situation to you. These bodies are independent and subject to professional secrecy. It is never too early or too late to get informed. You can find useful addresses here.