British Embassy Berne

British Consulate

These are the details for the British Embassy Berne. If you live in Switzerland or are a tourist then you will find the British Embassy in Switzerland in the city of Berne. The Embassy will be able to assist you with a registering a British national born overseas and also with other consular services such as a notary public. Like all Embassies you should always send them an email or call them before you visit them to ensure that they are open.

British Embassy Berne

The contact details for the Embassy has been listed below with their contact details and also a map to the British Embassy in Berne. There are a number of other Embassies in the city. These are the Royal Thai Embassy in Switzerland, Canadian Embassy in Switzerland and the US Embassy in Switzerland. Likewise note theĀ National Day of Switzerland when everything closes down for the day of celebration.

Firstly if you have lost your British passport while in Switzerland then you will need to report this to the Swiss police. Secondly they will provide you with a police report so that you can provide this to the British Embassy to show that it has been reported lost. Thirdly you will need to obtain an emergency passport so you can leave the country. You can also wait for a new passport. Finally see the passport fees for the new passport.

If you are getting married then you will need a letter of no impediment from the Embassy. This shows that you are single. Your divorce certificate or death certificate of your last spouse must also go with this application. Then wait a few days and then collect the letter. Take this to be verified by the Swiss government as authentic and then translate and certify the translation. You can now use these documents to register you marriage in Switzerland.

Note that they are able to offer notarial services, including administer an oath, affirmation or affidavit; make a certified copy of a document and witness a signature.


British Embassy Switzerland

Thunstrasse 50
3005 Berne


  • Contact form
  • 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

Opening Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00 to 12:30 and 13:30 to 16:30

Consular Hours

Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 12:00pm



See also the British High Commission in Ghana and the British Embassy in Iceland and the British Embassy in Kuwait.



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