Founded in 1946, the British Residents’ Association of Switzerland (BRA) is a non profit organisation, for British, Commonwealth and Irish Citizens.
The Association organises numerous cultural, recreational, and social events in each of its regions for the benefit of its members.
The BRA also promotes friendship between its members and the people of Switzerland, helping the membership to know Switzerland’s different regional cultures and assisting them to integrate into Swiss life.
We look forward to meeting you soon at one of our regional events.
Living in Switzerland – GOV.UK update
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 bears reading because it has important (good) news about citizens’ rights for UK citizens living in Switzerland. There will be no change to the rights and status of UK nationals living in Switzerland while the UK remains in the EU. The UK has reached an agreement with Switzerland which protects the rights of UK and Swiss nationals who have chosen to call each otherʼs countries home. This agreement also applies in a ‘no dealʼ scenario. The Ambassador told us on Wednesday that the Embassy is working with the Swiss Government to ensure that the details of the agreement are known at canton and local level throughout Switzerland. However, in its notice, the Embassy advises actions which you can take to save yourself administrative difficulties. If you do experience local difficulty, please let myself or the Secretary know so that we can pass the message on. Graham Robertson National Chairman 18 January 2019 Living in Switzerland – GOV.UK update
2019 BRA Subscription Dues
Subscriptions are due January 2019 The different subscription rates are as follows: > Single member: CHF 65 per annum > Couple or Family living at the same address: CHF 90 per annum Payments can be made via e-banking: CH38 0900 0000 1705 5708 4 If in the past you were entitled to a reduced rate of: CHF 40 per annum for a Single member or CHF 60 per annum for a Couple living at the same address This rate still applies to you, but is no longer being applied to other Members as of 2019
Message from the British Ambassador to UK nationals in Switzerland and Liechtenstein
Dear Members, If you are looking for something to read over the Christmas holiday period, can I suggest the message from the Ambassador in Berne? Click on the link below to open the document. All members will be pleased to see the good news below concerning their rights while residing in Switzerland as UK citizens. Graham Robertson BRA Chairman Message from the Ambassador in Berne Swiss Explainer Swiss citizens’ rights agreement
British Embassy Roadshows 2019 for UK Nationals
Invitation to the UK Nationals Roadshows 2019 The British Embassy in Berne cordially invites you to attend our Roadshows across Switzerland and Liechtenstein. We will update you on how the UK’s exit from the EU will affect your citizens’ rights as a UK national living in Switzerland or Liechtenstein, what steps should you take before 29 March 2019, and how can you stay informed about the latest developments. The events will begin with an introduction and then the floor will be open for your questions. We look forward to welcoming you soon, Kind regards, The British Embassy Berne If you would like to attend one of these events, please sign up using the relevant link below. If you know any UK nationals who might be interested in attending, please share this page with them. The Venue for each event will be announced to registered attendees a few days before that event . UK Nationals Roadshow – Places & Dates Berne: Thursday, 10 January 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 Register for the event here. Lugano: Monday, 14 January 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 Register for the event here. Zug: Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 18:00 – 20:00 Register for the event here. Zurich: Thursday, 17 January 2019, 18:00 – […]
BRA Policy on Security of Your Personal Data
“The BRA NEEDS YOU to do your bit”
“The BRA NEEDS YOU to do your bit” At the 2017 AGM there was a discussion as to the merits of offering one year’s free membership to those members who successfully introduced a new BRA member. Your Council has decided to continue this incentive until December 2018. WE NEED NEW MEMBERS. Go out into the valleys, rolling meadows, towns, villages, and uplands of Switzerland and seek new members. The BRA will not survive without new ” blood “. Don’t rely on your Council. You must play your part too, so as to ensure that the BRA prospers for the foreseeable future. Succeed, and your 2019 annual subscription will be ZERO. Lord Kitchener in World War One said ” Your country needs you “. Similarly, the BRA needs you to do your ” bit ” so that it can survive and flourish.
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