British Ambassador to Switzerland and to Liechtenstein
The British Embassy in Berne maintains and develop relations between the UK and Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
Due to internal operations the British Embassy Berne will be closed on Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February 2018.
Find out more on our UK and Switzerland news page
We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Switzerland and Liechtenstein.
If you’re in Switzerland and you need urgent help (for example, you’ve been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +41 (0)31 359 77 00. If you’re in the UK and worried about a British national in Switzerland, call 020 7008 1500.
Get an emergency travel document
If the person needing the emergency travel document is under 16, a parent or guardian should apply on their behalf.
If you are travelling in more than 3 weeks, check if you can get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.
If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before
If you’re not sure, check if you’re a British citizen
If you’re not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact us to apply for an emergency travel document.
Once you have contacted us, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Berne.
Other consular services
Notarial and documentary services
We may be able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document and witness a signature. See the full list of notarial and documentary services we provide.
We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Switzerland.
Deputy Head of Mission, Switzerland
British Embassy Berne
Telephone +41 (0)31 359 7700
Fax (general) +41 (0)31 359 7701
Fax (consular) +41 (0)31 359 7765
Out of hours emergencies +41 (0)31 359 77 00
Due to internal operations the British Embassy Berne will be closed on Tuesday 27 February and Wednesday 28 February 2018.Access and opening times