The (Honorary) Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff was officially launched at the Senedd in Cardiff Bay in June 2007 by H.E. Alexis P Lautenberg, Swiss Ambassador to the UK (2004 – 2010) in the presence of the Rt.Hon. Rhodri Morgan AM, First Minister of Wales (2000 to 2009)
Ruth Thomas-Lehmann, who held the the position as Honorary Consul from 2006 has recently retired and the Consulate of Switzerland is now temporarily closed until a new Honorary Consul is appointed. Please direct all enquiries to the Embassy of Switzerland in 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.
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 also be signed at your local council, possibly at your local police station and at a Citizien’s Advice Bureau. They may charge a fee.
VISA to Switzerland & Passports: Please note: No visa information/appointments and Swiss passport appointments are available at the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff. For visa information 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.