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Old 06.06.2013, 17:13
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Re: Retaining driving licence after leaving

I think it's really going to depend on India's rules, TBH. The Swiss license doesn't expire, so I assume it would still be valid here for any number of years in the future...unless India requires your wife to surrender it to get her license there.
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Is it possible to retain the Swiss DL after de-registering and leaving CH?
Unless India requires her to return the Swiss DL in exchange for an Indian one, I don't see why she shouldn't be allowed to keep and use her Swiss license.

As others have pointed out, Swiss licenses don't have an expiration date.
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.... she received the Indian DL back stamped with "Not valid in Switzerland".
my situation exactly! Also, as far the IND authorities are concerned, there was no 'swap', and her Indian DL remains valid - in fact the Swiss one is not valid for IND [obviously - we drive on the wrong side ]
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Unless India requires her to return the Swiss DL in exchange for an Indian one, I don't see why she shouldn't be allowed to keep and use her Swiss license.

As others have pointed out, Swiss licenses don't have an expiration date.
Many thanks Mark.

So she can have the privilege of driving here as well as in IND with valid licences for both.
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Old 07.06.2013, 08:21
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my situation exactly! Also, as far the IND authorities are concerned, there was no 'swap', and her Indian DL remains valid - in fact the Swiss one is not valid for IND [obviously - we drive on the wrong side ]
So do the British and they can swap with no problem.
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Re: Retaining driving licence after leaving

can I slightly modify the thread's direction ?
I have a Swiss Licence which I swapped 7 years ago , in the interim the UK licence I handed in went out of date . In the summer we move to Holland and I checked with DVLA in UK and they said I should just retain the CH licence and swap it for a Dutch one but it was said with the usual disclaimer from a UK agency . This thread does seem to suggest that will work , and I am looking perhaps for anyone with such experience to reassure me that my best course of action for deregistering is "keep hold of CH licence"
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Re: Retaining driving licence after leaving

My husband got his Swiss driver license when he was 18, then moved to America. When he came back here almost 20 years later it was still valid, but they made him exchange his paper one for the card. The also took his California DL.
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I am looking perhaps for anyone with such experience to reassure me that my best course of action for deregistering is "keep hold of CH licence"
When you deregister there is no need to "hand in" your Swiss licence

You keep it, and it remains valid.

Thats what I did and when I returned to the country 10 years later, the licence was still valid.
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