The British Embassy in Berne maintains and develop relations between the UK and Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Read the latest information on the rights and status of UK nationals in the EU.

Find out more on our UK and Switzerland news page

We provide services to British nationals living in and visiting Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

You can access UK government services while in Switzerland, including our Living in Switzerland guide.

Urgent assistance

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

You can apply for an emergency travel document if you’re abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you can’t get a new or replacement passport in time to travel.

Apply online for 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.

Consular fees

We charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Switzerland.

Our people

Jane Owen

Jane Owen

British Ambassador to Switzerland and to Liechtenstein

Contact us

British Embassy Berne

Thunstrasse 50
3005 Berne

For enquiries that are not about consular issues, email

Access and opening times