Welcome by the Consul General

Consul General of Switzerland in Guangzhou Philippe Praz
Consul General of Switzerland in Guangzhou Philippe Praz © EDA

Dear visitors,

It is my pleasure to welcome you on the website of the Consulate General of Switzerland in Guangzhou.

The relations between Switzerland and China are intense, diversified and expanding rapidly. For my entire team and me, it is a special privilege to serve you as customer and to facilitate exchanges between Switzerland and the dynamic southern China region, acting as a bridge between the land of the Panda and the land of the St.-Bernard.

The Consulate General represents all aspects of the Swiss interests and fosters exchanges in areas such as trade & investment, tourism, culture, science & technology and education. These activities are performed in close collaboration with our network of official representations in China and in partnership with others Swiss entities like the Swiss Business Hub, swissnex, Switzerland Tourism and Pro Helvetia. We are also interested in experiencing new paths and keep our door open for new ideas and projects in these areas.

The jurisdiction of the Consulate General in Guangzhou includes the provinces of Guangdong, Fujian, Hainan, Hunan, Jiangxi and the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. The Consulate General provides the full range of consular services for the Swiss community throughout our jurisdiction.  Switzerland being one of the favorite destinations for Chinese tourists, the issuance of Schengen visa to Switzerland is another important task of this representation.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require any assistance or need any information referring to my country. On the other hand, we will be happy to discuss any suggestion from your side. You can also follow and comment our activities on Wechat.

Yours sincerely,

Philippe Praz
Consul General