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 […]

Message from UK Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein

Ambassador Jane Owen, has provided an update and video message about the EU exit process to UK Nationals living in Switzerland and Liechtenstein. The text is below and the video can be watched on Youtube at: https://youtu.be/CPhJNulGyCQ If you have any comments or questions please contact the Embassy using the email address given below. Graham Robertson Chairman, BRA   […]

Alan Baker, new Chairman for Romandie West.

Michael Bruce, having been advised to reduce his activities, retired as Chairman of Romandie West (RW) at the AGM in May. However, having started the “project” of planning that region’s 2018 Queen’s Birthday Party, he saw it through to a successful conclusion. Many thanks are due to Michael for stepping into the gap a couple […]

BRA Policy on Security of Your Personal Data

Recently the Western world has had a flurry of activity caused by the introduction of the E.U.’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with threats of €20 million fines if we all do not strictly comply with this one-size-fits-all law. Although the BRA is based in Switzerland and is regulated by the Swiss Federal Act on […]

UK Embassy Roadshows for UK Nationals

The UK Embassy has asked BRA to broadcast the following message to all of our members and their contacts. This is a chance to hear what is happening about Brexit and to make your views known. Note the need to register quickly. Calling all British Nationals in Switzerland and Liechtenstein, The British Ambassador to Switzerland and Liechtenstein, Jane Owen, […]

Message from Jane Owen, UK Ambassador, to BRA Members

Greetings to all members of the British Residents’ Association and thank you for all the work you do to keep the engine of UK/Swiss relations running smoothly, and also helping to promote Britain, our values, our strengths and our outreach here in Switzerland. Sitting here in my office and looking out of the window at […]

New Ambassador & BRA Patron

Jane Owen replaced David Moran in the post of Her Majesty’s Ambassador to the Swiss Confederation and non-resident Ambassador to Liechtenstein in late December 2017.  On 12 January, I was fortunate to be given a meeting with her to introduce the BRA and to request that she took on the rôle of BRA Patron. She […]

BREXIT UPDATE, 21 December 2017

I have received the message below from Jane Owens, the new UK Ambassador who took up her post on 18th December. Ms Owen’s aim is to let British Residents know the state of progress on their rights after Brexit. I will be meeting her at the Embassy on 12 January and will emphasize the importance […]