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

The Embassy provides services to British nationals living in and visiting Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Urgent assistance

If you are in Switzerland and you need urgent help (for example, you have been attacked, arrested or someone has died), call +41 (0)31 359 7700. If you are 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 are abroad and your passport has been lost or stolen, damaged or expired, and you cannot get a new or replacement passport in time to travel, here:

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, here:


If you are not a British citizen or have not had a British passport before

If you are not sure, check if you are a British citizen, here:

If you are not a British citizen but think you may be eligible, contact the British Embassy Berne to apply for an emergency travel document, here:

Once you have contacted the Embassy, you will be advised to make an appointment to apply for an emergency travel document at the British Embassy Berne, here:!/british-embassy-berne/issuing-an-emergency-travel-document


Other consular services

Notarial and documentary services

The British Embassy Berne 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 they provide, here:


Consular fees

The British Embassy Berne charge fees for some of our services. See the full list of consular fees in Switzerland, here:

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