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Thursday, 27 October 2022
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...

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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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Sunday, 6 December 2020
Around Europe, all countries have been implementing measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 infection. Please click on the blue link below to f...

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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

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...
19 Apr 2021

ANZAC DAY

“In grateful remembrance of those who gave their lives and suffered for our freedom” In commemoration of ANZAC Day, The British Residents&...
9 Apr 2021

IN MEMORIAM

HRH Prince Philip The Duke of Edinburgh 1921 – 2021 The British Residents’ Association of Switzerland would like to convey their deepest condo...
8 Apr 2021

EMBASSY NEWS

Dear All, The Consular Section has been answering many of your questions since the end of the Transition Period and throughout the current Corona pand...
29 Mar 2021

EASTER GREETINGS

Dear BRA Members,    Easter Day is a Christian festival which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The holiday falls on 4 April thi...
1 Mar 2021

Message from the BRA Chairwoman

Time to update the letter on the Website. With such lovely weather today it didn’t take me long to find the appropriate picture depicting the presen...
31 Dec 2020

Happy New Year! and Information for UK nationals

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 Brexit Transit...
8 Dec 2020

December Message from the Chairwoman

Dear Members, Sadly, we are not much further with the Corona situation since the last time I wrote to you with the BRA news. We have to inform you tha...
8 Dec 2020

Message from Ambassador Jane Owen

Dear friends, As we all turn our eyes to the festive season, I wanted to wish all members of the British Residents’ Association a very happy and saf...