Brexit: FDFA Helpline offers advice for Swiss citizens

Bern, 24.06.2016 - The electorate of the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union in a referendum. The current regulations regarding Swiss citizens and companies will remain valid for the time being. There is, however, a high level of demand for information from Swiss citizens in Switzerland and abroad. The Federal Department of Foreign Affairs FDFA has made additional staff available on the FDFA Helpline to answer calls regarding the impact of the United Kingdom's decision on Swiss citizens. The FDFA Helpline can be contacted on 0 800 24-7-365 and is available around the clock, including at weekends.

Although the electorate of the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union, current regulations regarding Swiss citizens and companies remain applicable for the time being and nothing will change immediately. Swiss citizens can contact the FDFA Helpline if they have questions about how this issue may affect them.  In Switzerland the number to call is 0 800 24-7-365. Calls are free of charge. If you are calling from abroad, dial the country code for Switzerland (0041), then 800 24-7-365. Calls from outside Switzerland incur a charge. A list of answers to frequently asked questions is available on the FDFA homepage and on the websites of the Swiss Embassy in London and the Mission of Switzerland to the EU in Brussels.


Address for enquiries

FDFA Information
Federal Palace West Wing
CH-3003 Bern, Switzerland
Tel.: +41 58 462 31 53
Fax: +41 58 464 90 47
E-mail: info@eda.admin.ch



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Federal Department of Foreign Affairs
http://www.eda.admin.ch/eda/en/home/recent/media.html

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