Presentation of the NGO ServiceThe NGO Service assists those international non-governmental organisations (NGO) already based in Geneva as well as those interested in establishing an office in the region. It provides information, guidance and support.

The Service is overseen by the Presidential Department of the Republic and State of Geneva, and acts as an interface between the Geneva authorities and NGOs. It works in collaboration with the United Nationsthe Swiss Confederationthe city of Geneva, and any other stakeholder involved in the participation of civil society in the discussions and activities of International Geneva.

The NGO Service provides support in the following areas:

Creation - Transfer
How to create an NGO or open an office in Geneva?

Advice on drawing up statutes 

What are the registration requirements for NGO in Switzerland?

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

Work permit
Information about work permit application process

Information about visa application process 

Office space
Are you looking for an office space?

Conference rooms
Are you lookig for a conference room?

Information about State of Geneva funding opportunities



Monday to Friday
9am - 12 am / 2 pm - 4 pm
T +41 22 546 14 10

It is highly advisable to make an appointment well in advance


NGOs can publish online, free of charge, their job, internship and volunteer opportunities