About British Embassy Berne


Thunstrasse 50
3005 Berne
Switzerland

Telephone
+41 (0)31 359 7700 / +44 20 7008 5000 (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

Public access to the Embassy is by appointment only.

Use our contact form for consular enquiries:
www.gov.uk/contact-consulate-berne

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.

Public holidays 2022

The British Embassy will be closed to the public on the following days in 2022:

Date Day Holiday
28 November Monday Onion Market (Zibelemärit)
26 December Monday Christmas Day
27 December Tuesday Boxing Day (as 25th is a Sunday)

Public holidays 2023

The British Embassy will be closed to the public on the following days in 2023:

Date Day Holiday
02nd January Monday New Year’s Day (1st is Sunday)
03rd January Tuesday St Berchtold’s Day (substitute from 2nd)
07th April Friday Good Friday
10th April Monday Easter Monday
01st May Monday Early May Bank Holiday
18th May Thursday Ascension Day
29th May Monday Spring Bank Holiday
01st August Tuesday Swiss National Day
28th August Monday Summer bank Holiday
01st November Wednesday Deferred Coronation Day
27th November Monday Onion Market (Zibelemärit)
25th December Monday Christmas Day
26th December Tuesday Boxing Day