British Embassy in Switzerland

British nationals living or visiting Switzerland may contact the British Embassy in Switzerland if you have any questions about your travel documents or passport.

The British Embassy in Switzerland is located in Bern. The office is closed during public holiday.

Capital Bern
AddressBritish Embassy Berne
Thunstrasse 50
3005 Berne
Switzerland
TelephoneTelephone+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
Emailinfo.berne@fco.gov.uk
Opening hoursMonday to Friday
9:00 am to 12:30 pm and 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Consular hours:
Monday to Friday
9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Source: GOV.UK

Get information about a British company from Switzerland

You can get information about a British company from Companies House. The Companies House is the Registrar of companies in the United Kingdom. They are an executive agency sponsored by the Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

Ordinarily, you can get the following information for FREE about a Britsh company.

  • Company’s names and numbers
  • Current registered office address
  • Date of incorporation
  • The company directors and secretaries
  • Registered current mortgage charges
  • Company accounts filed
  • Submitted yearly confirmation statement
  • previous company names
  • Insolvency information if applicable

If you have any questions on how to get information about a British company while you are in Switzerland, our accountants can help you.

Setting up or doing business in the UK

If you are interested to set up a UK company or do business in the UK, you may contact the Department for International Trade (DIT) for information. This includes imports and exports to and from the UK.

Generally, the DIT not only helps overseas businesses locate in the UK but also help UK businesses expand into overseas markets.

Coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak

The World Health Organisation (WHO) declared the coronavirus (COVID19) outbreak a pandemic. Correspondingly, please follow the UK government guidance for foreign travel advice. If you are in Switzerland, follow their country’s COVID19 advice while you are there.

British Embassies worldwide

Click here for a list of British Embassies and High Commissions worldwide.

Generally, diplomatic missions sent to non-commonwealth countries are called the British embassies. Whereas diplomatic missions sent to commonwealth countries are called the British High Commissions. All in all, there are 54 countries in the Commonwealth.

Furthermore, some countries would have British Consulates in addition to their British Embassy or British High Commission to provide consular services to UK citizens abroad.

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