Regrettably, the continuing COVID-19 saga has forced us to cancel the BRA AGM and Lunch due to be held in the Kreuz Hotel, Bern on 23 May 2020. It is unlikely that we will be able to come together for an AGM within the next few months. Various options are being considered to provide BRA […]

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The British Embassy Berne wishes you a happy New Year!

Her Majesty’s Ambassador, Jane Owen, and everyone at the Embassy wishes you and your loved ones all the best for the New Year! As the UK leaves the EU, we will continue to work hard to ensure that you have the information you need about living in Switzerland after Brexit. We have summarised the most […]

BRA Subscription Dues

Subscriptions are due January 2020 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 […]

Noreen Marie Lucas

Noreen Marie Lucas 2nd May 1973 — 21st November 2019 (Noreen’s family asked me to prepare some words to say at her funeral on 27th November. Although I did not speak, here is what I would have said on your behalf.) I first met Noreen when she was manning the Welcome Desk at the 2012 […]

Upcoming roadshows by UK Embassy, Bern.

The UK Embassy in Bern is running another series of roadshows around Switzerland and Liechtenstein during October 2019.    City Date Registration Link Facebook Live Q&A 24 September 2019, 6:00 – 7:00pm (CEST) Join here Berne 1 October 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm (CEST) Sign up here Geneva 3 October 2019, 6:00 – 8:00pm (CEST) Sign […]

Message from Ambassador Jane Owen

Dear friends, Following the decision by the European Council to extend the date the UK will leave the EU to 31 October 2019, I wanted to write to you to provide some further information on your citizens’ rights here in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The UK and Switzerland are closely connected, with around 40,000 UK nationals […]