Welsh Affairs Office
Welcome to the Welsh Affairs Office, the Virtual Consulate Cardiff of the U.S. Embassy in the United Kingdom. We appreciate your visit.
Ties between Wales and the United States have always been strong, whether judged by distinguished individuals (such as the 16 signers of the Declaration of Independence and 11 U.S. Presidents who were of Welsh descent) or bilateral ties (currently approximately 180 American companies employ over 30,000 people).
The Cardiff VPP and the designation of a Welsh Affairs officer occurred in November 2000. This created a central point of contact between the Embassy and the people of Wales, resulting in greater opportunities for business, cultural, education and government contacts.
These pages contain information on how to make business contacts with American firms, education in the U.S.A. and news from the Welsh Affairs Office. We hope you find them useful.
Cultural Connections in Wales
We have assembled a list of U.S.-Wales cultural connections in or around Cardiff and Wales proper: