Swiss Consulate in Cardiff

Contact details 

Marlies Hoecherl
Honorary Consul
Consulate of Switzerland
c/o Capital Law
Capital Quarters
Tyndall Street
Cardiff CF10 4AZ
T +4429 2047 4461

Services available at the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff

AHV proof of life (Lebensbestaetigung) can be arranged at the Consulate in Cardiff, please send an e mail to arrange an appointment. It is not a walk-in service.

NOTE: This service is temporarily not available due to Covid-19. 

Life and marital status certificates for the AVS/AHV: for the time being all life and marital status certificates can be signed by the pensioners themselves and returned by email to the Swiss Compensation Office (SCO) in Geneva without an official stamp: sedmaster [at] zas [dot] admin [dot] ch. For further questions, you may also contact the SCO by phone: +41 58 461 91 11.

Source: Consular Centre, Embassy of Switzerland, London. 

Proof of life documents can also also be signed at your local council, possibly at your local police station or at a Citizien’s Advice Bureau. Contact them directly. They may charge a fee.

Services NOT available at the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff 

Please note: No visa information/appointments and Swiss passport appointments are available at the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff. For visa information and arranging a visa appointment, please read the information in this link 

Consular Matters for Swiss Nationals: The Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff does not deal with consular affairs, such as passports, legislation and civil matters. These should be directed to the Regional Consular Centre London

About the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff Switzerland’s first Honorary Consulate in Wales, known as the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff  and headed by a Honorary Consul was created in October 2006 in recognition of Wales’ increased importance in political, economic and cultural terms. It acts as a first contact point and information centre in Wales and focuses on establishing economic, cultural, scientific and educational links. It also caters for the increasing Swiss Community in Wales. 

The (Honorary) Consulate of Switzerland was officially launched at the Seneddd in Cardiff Bay in June 2007 by H.E. Alexis P Lautenberg, Swiss Ambassador to the UK from 2004 – 2010, in the presence of the Rt Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister of Wales ( 2000 -2009) Mrs Ruth Thomas-Lehmann was Honorary Consul from 2006 till 2019

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