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Consul General San Francisco
Consul General San Francisco © FDFA

Dear fellow Swiss, dear friend of Switzerland,

Thank you for your interest in Switzerland.

As interim Swiss Consul General, I have the pleasure to welcome you to our page and would like to invite you to explore Switzerland at Pier 17.

As you may know, this office is in charge of maintaining the existing good relations between Switzerland and 13 states in the Western United States - for the benefit of all interested parties, be it Swiss nationals, US citizens, private enterprises, associations, or public entities. Our mission is not only to support the present partnerships, but also to foster future ones. To do so, we have a specialized team of consular staff, a dedicated team for culture and public diplomacy, trade and investment commissioners at the Swiss Business Hub, a Switzerland Tourism office and the science and technology annex Swissnex, which connects education, research, and innovation actors in Switzerland with those in the Bay Area and elsewhere in the Western US.

Now with the pandemic seeming to get under control, we are cautiously resuming in-person events and hoping to welcome you back and to meet new visitors at our premises (located at Pier 17, very close to the Ferry Building). To stay up-to-date with the latest programs at Pier 17, I recommend you to sign up for our monthly newsletter, visit our social media pages, simply send an email to sanfrancisco@eda.admin.ch or give us a call at (415) 788-2272.

On a personal note, as a citizen of Basel and La Sagne, a small spot in the Jura mountains, I am truly honored to be posted in San Francisco in the 23rd year of my diplomatic career. I do hope that during my tenure I will have the opportunity to meet you.


Nicolas Descoeudres
Consul General a.i.