About British Embassy Berne

Thunstrasse 50
3005 Berne

+41 (0)31 359 7700 (available 24/7)

Fax (general)
+41 (0)31 359 7701

Fax (consular)
+41 (0)31 359 7765

Out of hours emergencies
+41 (0)31 359 77 00

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.

Privacy notice

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

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

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