Embassy of the United Kingdom in Bern


The British Embassy in Switzerland is a bilateral mission in Bern and promotes British interests in Switzerland. The embassy of the United Kingdom also plays an important role in development, cultural affairs and contacts with the local press of Switzerland. The British Embassy in Bern is headed by Sarah Gillett - Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Switzerland.


British Embassy in Bern, Switzerland Thunstrasse 50 3005 Berne Switzerland


(+41) (31) 359 7700


(+41) (31) 359 7701





Sarah Gillett - Ambassador

Office Hours:

Embassy Appointments

Many embassies in Switzerland require an appointment before you visit. On the official website of the British embassy in Bern you will find information on opening hours and how to book appointments.

Opening hours

Please note that embassy opening hours can vary. Always contact the embassy before a visit.

Visa for the United Kingdom

For all British visa related matters contact the embassy in Bern before you travel. Information is available on the embassy website (ukinswitzerland.fco.gov.uk ) or contact the visa department by telephone (+41) (31) 359 7700 or email

Consulates of the United Kingdom in Switzerland

Next to the embassy in Bern there could be additional British consulates located in Switzerland.

Please check below for the locations of the British consulates in Switzerland.

British Consulates in Switzerland

Next to the embassy in Bern, the United Kingdom has consulates in the following cities: (if there are no cities mentioned here that means that United Kingdom does not have any consulates located in Switzerland ).

Embassy Consular Department and Services

The consular department of the British Embassy in Bern offers consular assistance. The consular department in general offers services for visitors from Switzerland to United Kingdom as wel as for British citizens in Switzerland. Generally, services comprise of visa applications, passport renewals, marriage registration, legalization of documents, birth of a child, British nationality issues and more. Contact the consular department directly by telephone or email.