About British Embassy Berne
Use our contact form for consular enquiries, including on your rights after the UK’s exit from the EU:
Visitors to British Embassy Berne
Access to the Embassy is by appointment only. Please call +41 (0)31 359 77 00 and follow the prompt for consular assistance.
We are currently taking extra precautions due to the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19). If you are planning to attend an appointment, please let us know in advance if you:
- have been in contact with someone with coronavirus (COVID-19)
- have within the past 2 weeks returned from an affected area identified by the UK Chief Medical Officer in the UK as being high risk
- are feeling unwell with a cough, difficulty breathing or fever
If any of the above apply to you, reschedule your appointment for a later date.
If you visit the British Embassy Berne see our privacy notice for visitors which explains how we will process your data for security and public health management reasons.
Consular enquiries and enquiries regarding your personal situation as a UK national living in Switzerland after EU exit should be submitted via our contact form. Please note that visa questions will not be answered. Find more information on visa & immigration here.
Notarial services are by appointment only. Please follow this link for information on the notarial & documentary services we provide at the British Embassy in Berne, and how to make an appointment for these services.
2020 Public holidays
|Thursday 24 December||Christmas Eve|
|Friday 25 December||Christmas Day|
|Monday 28 December||Embassy closed|
2021 Public holidays
|Friday 1 January||New Year’s Day|
|Friday 2 April||Good Friday|
|Monday 5 April||Easter Monday|
|Monday 3 May||Early May Bank Holiday|
|Thursday 13 May||Ascension Day|
|Monday 24 May||Whit Monday|
|Monday 31 May||Spring Bank Holiday|
|Monday 2 August||Embassy closed|
|Monday 30 August||Summer Bank Holiday|
|Friday 22 October||Embassy closed|
|Monday 22 November||Onion Market (Zibelemärit)|
|Friday 24 December||Christmas Eve|
|Monday 27 December||Embassy closed|
|Tuesday 28 December||Embassy closed|