Swiss Embassy

Here you will find information about events and activities organised by the Embassy throughout the UK as well as important travel and visa information for people planning on travelling to Switzerland, and other relevant facts and figures about the country.


Originally constituted in London in 1949 as “The Presidents’ Assembly” it was later renamed “Federation of Swiss Societies in the United Kingdom” at the Annual General Meeting of 5 th October 1965. The Federation of Swiss Societies in the United Kingdom, simply known as FOSSUK, is a voluntary, non-profit making, non-party political Organisation of a co-coordinating and interactive nature. FOSSUK and its constituent Societies, Clubs and Institutions, henceforth called Corporate Members, fall within the general guidelines of the Bern-based Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA).

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) devised and created Its aim is to strengthen the link between the Swiss abroad and Switzerland. The official launch of SwissCommunity took place on 21 August 2010 in St. Gallen as part of the 88th Congress of the Swiss Abroad.
SwissCommunity is a global network which keeps Swiss people all over the world in touch.

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA)

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) represents Swiss expatriates’ interests in Switzerland. It informs Swiss living abroad about what is happening in Switzerland and provides them with a wide selection of services.

The OSA is supported by some 750 Swiss expatriates’ associations and Swiss institutions all over the world. It was founded in 1916 and is recognised by the authorities as the representative organ of the Fifth Switzerland. Information and advice on all types of legal, social security insurance and training matters are also provided by the OSA as well as the magazine “Swiss Review” and a wide variety of activities for young Swiss abroad.

swissinfo is an enterprise of the Swiss Broadcasting Corporation (SBC). Its role is to inform Swiss living abroad about events in their homeland and to raise awareness of Switzerland in other countries. swissinfo achieves this through its nine-language internet news and information platform.

Swiss Church in London

The Swiss Church in London, rooted in the Swiss reformation of the 16th Century, is an inclusive church and we welcome all people regardless of age, relationship status, race, disability or sexual orientation. We are a place where people can explore their faith and spirituality regardless of how little or much faith you have when you join us. Church-goers and non-church people, believers and spiritual seekers from all denominations and religions are equally welcome.

The Swiss Church is a beautiful Grade II listed building set in the heart of London’s vibrant Covent Garden. We have a wonderful musical tradition and enjoy supporting contemporary arts.

Swiss National Day

The Swiss National Day Committee is responsible for the organisation of the Swiss National Day celebration in London. The Swiss community and friends of Switzerland are all welcome!
Save the date for 2019: Thursday 1 July.

Citizens Advice Bureau

The Citizens Advice Bureau is a Charity who helps people resolve their legal, money and other problems by providing free, independent and confidential advice, and by influencing policymakers.

Cruse Bereavement Care

Cruse is a charity specialising in bereavement care – one of their wonderful speakers will host the seminar on living and coping with bereavement.

Age UK

Ageing is not an illness, but it can be challenging. Age UK provides services and support at a national and local level to inspire, enable and support older people.