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Presentation of the NGO Service

The NGO Service assists non-governmental international organisations (NGO) that are either already based in Geneva or are willing to establish themselves in the region. It informs them, guides them and supports them.


The Services run by the Presidential Department, acts as an interface between the Geneva authorities and NGOs. It works in collaboration with the United Nations, the Swiss Confederation, the city of Geneva, and any other party involved in the participation of civil society in the discussions and activities of International Geneva.


The NGO Service provides support in the following areas:




  • Registration
    Free registration, which allows to make yourself known to the Geneva public authorities


  • Taxation
    How to seek exemption from taxes as a non-profit organisation?


  • Work permit
    Information about the work permit application process


  • Visas
    Information about the visa application process


  • Office space
    Help finding office space and information about subsidizing procedures




  • Projects
    Information concerning the possibilities of applying for financial support for your projects


  • NGO Recruitment Platform
    NGOs can publish online, free of charge, their job, internship and volunteer opportunities. 
  • Publish your events in the "NGO News" section!