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Tuesday, 4 June 2024
#GREATVisits with Ambassador Squire: To truly understand a country and its culture, it is vital to experience as much of it as possible. Such is the m...

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Wednesday, 29 May 2024
Dear BRA Members, This Bulletin 247 has been produced by the new editing team, myself and Beverly Ortelli.  As this is our first publication, we ...

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Friday, 13 January 2023
“All UK nationals travelling to Switzerland must have a UK passport with at least 6 months validity – the 6 month passport validity upon entry...

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Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Passports If you are wishing to renew your passport you must contact Her Majesty’s Passport Office directly. The British Embassy is not involved in ...

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Monday, 4 May 2020
Dear Friends and Colleagues, I hope this message finds you well despite the challenging circumstances we are living through. I should like to take thi...

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Friday, 18 January 2019
Living in Switzerland. UK Govt Update 18 Jan 2019 Attached is the latest update to the UK Embassy’s notice about Living in Switzerland. This be...

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Wednesday, 31 May 2017
Swiss Taxpayers And The Automatic Exchange Of Information (AEI): The Swiss Voluntary Disclosure Programme (VD) And The Simplifed Procedure Of Tax...

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OLDER NEWS

1 Mar 2024

EASTER MESSAGE FROM THE BRA CHAIRWOMAN

Dear BRA Members, Another New Year and we are already into February. Looking at the past events on the Website it seems that all the Christmas luncheo...
15 Jan 2024

AGM – SAVE THE DATE

Our 2024 AGM will take place on Friday 31st May. Please save the date in your diary, more details will follow soon.   ...
30 Oct 2023

FROM THE BRA CHAIRWOMAN

Dear BRA Members, I hope that you have enjoyed our summer programme and will equally enjoy our winter one. We have visits to Christmas markets, Christ...
30 Oct 2023

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, This year Switzerland celebrated the 175th anniversary of its federal constitution and the values which have united and shaped its modern de...
3 Apr 2023

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear Members of the British Residents Association, This January, I was delighted to take up my position as His Majesty’s Ambassador to Switzerland a...
22 Dec 2022

His Majesty’s Ambassador Jane Owen: Christmas Message

Dear friends, A very Happy Christmas to all our members of the British Residents’ Association, and best wishes for the coming year. I hope you are l...
14 Dec 2022

Christmas Message from the BRA Chairwoman

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS The Council of the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland wish you all a safe and relaxing holiday season. A...
27 Oct 2022

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

Over the last few months so much has happened. The death of HM The Queen, although we knew it would happen at some time, in the not too distant future...
12 Sep 2022

Condolence Book at the Embassy in Bern

A book of condolence will be available to sign at the embassy in Bern for those wishing to pay their respects. They are open every day from: 10h00 ...
8 Sep 2022

IN MEMORIAM

HM Queen Elizabeth II 1926 – 2022 The British Residents’ Association of Switzerland would like to convey their deepest condolences to King Cha...
29 Jul 2022

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

Our AGM went off well with no hitches and it was lovely to be “live” again and to welcome so many of our Members to the Casino in Bern. The Platin...
28 Apr 2022

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

By now you will all have received your invitation and the relevant papers, either by email or post, to the 75th Annual General Meeting. To see the inv...
28 Apr 2022

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear Members of the British Residents Association, Spring is in the air and therefore I take this opportunity to take a look back to the past months w...
30 Jan 2022

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

February brings the rain, thaws the frozen lake again. March brings breezes loud and shrill, stirs the dancing daffodil. April brings the primrose swe...
19 Dec 2021

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

CHRISTMAS AND NEW YEAR GREETINGS   The Council of the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland hope that you all have a safe and rela...
2 Nov 2021

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

Our winter Bulletin now covers November, December and January. This is much easier for the Editors as they are able to get the Bulletin out in Novembe...
2 Nov 2021

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, With COVID-19 still affecting and dominating our daily lives, and vaccination certificates now being compulsory for most indoor events in Sw...
20 Jul 2021

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

This is the first time, since last year, that I have the feeling we are regaining a bit more freedom. The numbers of corona cases seem to be declining...
20 Jul 2021

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, In our last contribution to the BRA bulletin the British Embassy Berne informed you about the UK’s and Switzerland’s Covid-related trave...
3 May 2021

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

On the 9 April HRH Prince Philip, The Duke of Edinburgh, sadly passed away. What a remarkable man he was. In November 1997 at a lunch at Banqueting Ho...