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SWISS INFO LINKS

Questions about Switzerland?
The qualified information specialists at the Swiss National Library will be happy to assist you with your research into a topic related to Switzerland. 

Ask a question: www.nb.admin.ch/dienstleistungen


Furthermore, you can find a selection of relevant resources on Switzerland in the links collection SwissInfoDesk. It essentially consists of websites, which allow you to find relevant information about Switzerland on the internet.

Free link collection: www.nb.admin.ch/dienstleistungen/swissinfodesk

 

Hallo Schweiz
Offers a wide array of information and links all about and around Switzerland.
www.hallo-schweiz.ch

Switzerland's History
A great site to look up the facts, and learn more about our history.
http://history-switzerland.geschichte-schweiz.ch/ 

Find out more about your Swiss Surname
Here are some great links to track your family name:
Register of Swiss surnames http://hls-dhs-dss.ch/famn

German language program for kids abroad
The non-profit program German with German-speaking kids living abroad offers a well-researched list of resources to practice the German language. It is the first website of its kind and provides German speaking families with younger children around the globe an extensive list of resources to learn and practice the German

TRAVEL
  
Switzerland's official Tourism site
Travelsite with information about Swiss destinations, hotels, vacation offers, transportation etc.

ESTA - Electronic System for Travel Authorization
This website by the U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security will allow all eligible travelers who wish to travel under the Visa Waiver Program to apply for authorization and follow the application status.
https://esta.cbp.dhs.gov


Swiss Passport Information
How to apply for a new passport? It’s simple: just visit www.schweizerpass.ch
where the application can be done in German, French, Italian, English or Spanish.

USA Global Entry Program

Since February 2017, Swiss citizens are eligible to participate in the Global Entry program. This program massively facilitates entry into the USA and allows passage of all security checks using the much faster “TSA Pre” lines. People enrolled in the program call Global Entry “the best thing since sliced bread”! For more information, pls. consult: https://www.fedpol.admin.ch/fedpol/en/home/pass---identitaetskarte/global-entry.html .




Traveling with Pets?
Are you traveling from or to Switzerland with a pet? 
These two websites will give you guidance.
To the U.S.: http://www.aphis.usda.gov/import
To Switzerland: http://www.ezv.admin.ch




USA/SWISS INFO LINKS

Swiss-American Chamber of Commerce
The SACC provides assisting information for Swiss companies in the U.S. and U.S. companies expanding to Switzerland. The not-for-profit organization also features a Florida Division.
SACC - Florida Division
c/o Wicky & Associates, Inc. 
1N. Clematis Street, Suite 510
West Palm Beach, FL 33401
Phone: (561) 868-6759
E-Mail: florida@amcham.ch 
Website: www.amcham.ch

OSA - Organization of the Swiss Abroad
Connecting the five Switzerlands is the mission of the Organisation of the Swiss abroad (OSA) information and communication department. Using effective communication means, the department is in direct contact with the large public of the Fifth Switzerland, the official Swiss representations abroad, the various Swiss clubs and societies throughout the world, as well as the Swiss media and the members of the Swiss Parliament.
 
Think Swiss
Is a cooperation between the Swiss Embassy in Washington and its U.S. Consulates, swissnex Boston, swissnex San Francisco, and the Swiss Business Hubs. ThinkSwiss gives the opportunity to get involved with Switzerland, organizes events, workshops exhibitions and study trips to Switzerland. 
www.thinkswiss.org

Swiss Center North America
This nonprofit organization is dedicated to connectiong, archiving, showcasing, educating, promoting and celebrating all that is Swiss in North America.
www.theswisscenter.org

Switzerland's Portal in the U.S.
Gives general information about Switzerland; explore Swiss innovations, discover your Swiss Roots, or enjoy Swiss lifestyle.
www.switzerlandportal.us

Soliswiss
Founded in 1958, Soliswiss offers advice and support for Swiss abroad in regards to health insurance, pension plans etc. Service is free of charge but requires an annual membership.