British Residents’ Association of Switzerland

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United Kingdom citizens needing a passport renewal or anyone asking for a new passport should be aware that the system has changed.
The application process has been centralised and passport applications from British nationals in Switzerland will be processed at the Passport Customer Service Centre in the UK.

A press release says “This important change follows reviews by the National Audit Office and is designed to achieve economies of scale, greater security and consistency in decision making.

All the information required to make an application can be found on the official website.  United Kingdom Applicants should be aware that renewals and applications for passports can take up to four weeks.


Emergency Travel Document Information

As from 1st November 2017, any British Citizens who need an Emergency Travel Document, must apply and pay for their Emergency Travel Document on-line at the following address:

People who are not British Citizens but who have held another British Nationality passport should also visit the link above for guidance on steps to take.