Swiss Consulate in Cardiff

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 Send 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)

Ruth Thomas-Lehmann, who held the position as Honorary Consul of SWitzerland in Wales from 2006 has recently retired and the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff is temporarily closed until a new Honorary Consul has been appointed. Until then please direct all your enquiries to the Embassy of Switzerland in London. 

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. Proof of life documents can in the meantime be signed at your local council, possibly at your local police station or at a Citizien’s Advice Bureau. They may charge a fee. If you have difficulties getting your AHV proof of life certificate changed, contact the Regional Consular Centre at the Embassy in London. 

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


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