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Berne is Best European Capital City

Berne in Switzerland has been crowned the Best European Capital City to work in, while the Albanian capital Tirana is the worst! London came 18th in this research conducted by silverdoor.co.uk. You can see it here! The research compared the … Continue reading

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Her Majesty the Queen surpasses Queen Victoria’s record

Your Council sent this letter to the Queen on Monday on your behalf congratulating her on becoming the longest-serving monarch in British history on this day, September 9, 2015. We are honoured to have received this reply from Her Majesty … Continue reading

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British Citizenship for children born in Switzerland

The page relating to this in our Information Portal has just been updated to provide a direct link to the legislation. A new version of this legislation is in the pipeline which will permit application for British citizenship for children … Continue reading

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Are you registered with a UK constituency? EU referendum

We have recently been advised by the Embassy that the procedure for British Residents overseas to vote in General Elections has been modified. According to the latest information these rules will be applied for the referendum on U.K. membership of … Continue reading

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New Rules on UK Residence and how they might apply to you!

A new set of rules defining residence in the United Kingdom have been introduced with the 2013 Finance Act, to worry, intrigue, and mystify us. These rules provide a legal definition of residence called the Statutory Residence Test. Read more … Continue reading

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Charity Funds for British Subjects in Switzerland

Introduction One of the major objectives of the BRA is to assist British subjects in Switzerland. The Swiss authorities now offer much more in the way of care and support for the needy than when most of these Funds were … Continue reading

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British Citizenship for your children/grandchildren/spouse

The British Embassy in Berne has provided the following definition: Children 1. A child, born in Switzerland or elsewhere abroad after 1 January 1983, of a parent who is a British Citizen by descent (who had a father or mother … Continue reading

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Know anyone in difficulties?

If anyone you know of, or even you yourself are in difficulties of any sort, please do not hesitate to let us know. We have direct contact to a number of charitable trusts which could help with financial problems and … Continue reading

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