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Old 07.08.2015, 12:13
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Re: How much did it cost you to get your drivers license?

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You can drive it for a few days, several times a year, provided you declare it at the border when entering and leaving, regardless of whose name it's in.

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actually, do you know what the process form is for doing this? i'm guessing you can do it all at the border, but wondering any extra documentation is required beyond your driving licence?
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Re: How much did it cost you to get your drivers license?

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You can drive it for a few days, several times a year, provided you declare it at the border when entering and leaving, regardless of whose name it's in.

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Not for more than three days, which would be what you seem to allude to. And, as you say, only if she declares it at the customs.


"People resident in SwitzerlandIn principle, people who are resident in Switzerland are not allowed to use a foreign vehicle registered abroad in Switzerland. This also applies to vehicles which relatives or acquaintances from abroad allow you to use occasionally, for example.
There are special regulations for instance for vehicles which are occasionally privately hired abroad and for foreign company cars."

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You won`t be fined for driving your dad`s car. You could be fined for importing a car. It is the same in the UK.
The problem is that, by neither importing properly, nor declaring at the customs and taking it back within three days, nenadbasel is illegally driving it here, with all potential negative consequences, whereof a fine would be least. I'd rather pay a fine than be forced to import a car, or pay for the rest of my life because I was unlucky enough to hit a kid that ran into the street from behind a big van.

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Old 07.08.2015, 14:32
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Re: How much did it cost you to get your drivers license?

I passed in November 2012 and 1,825.40 was my exact total - less lessons, which are from person to person different

This included first aid, eye test, traffic course, kreisbüro application, the two post-test training days, the issue of the licences, two tests, passport photos, even the "Driving Today" book...

needless to say it was quite a few more thousand by the time I added lessons. Didn't help that I stopped bothering after the first test, switched Kantons (so had to learn a new test route) and ended up passing three days before my learner's permit was due to expire.
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Re: How much did it cost you to get your drivers license?

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Not for more than three days, which would be what you seem to allude to. And, as you say, only if she declares it at the customs.


"People resident in SwitzerlandIn principle, people who are resident in Switzerland are not allowed to use a foreign vehicle registered abroad in Switzerland. This also applies to vehicles which relatives or acquaintances from abroad allow you to use occasionally, for example.
There are special regulations for instance for vehicles which are occasionally privately hired abroad and for foreign company cars."



The problem is that, by neither importing properly, nor declaring at the customs and taking it back within three days, nenadbasel is illegally driving it here, with all potential negative consequences, whereof a fine would be least. I'd rather pay a fine than be forced to import a car, or pay for the rest of my life because I was unlucky enough to hit a kid that ran into the street from behind a big van.
Thanks for the clarifications! I hope the police is not reading this thread...
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