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Exchange UK Driving License

Hi all,

I need a bit of help. Firstly, apologies if this has been covered, I did a search and am still unclear about what I need to do.

I've been here 11 months now (1 year on 1st March) and I haven't exchanged my UK driving license to Swiss yet. I live in Neuchatel.

I know I need to apply for a Swiss driving licence and to do that I need to take an eye test, but could anyone here let me know the full procedure including where I should go to apply, to take the eye test, etc.?

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Re: Exchange UK Driving License

If you search "driving licence" thee are a million threads on the topic!

You need to get the form for your canton, it should be online, and do what it tells you. Eye test can be taken at any opticians.
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Re: Exchange UK Driving License

http://www.scan-ne.ch/route/formulai...s/default.aspx

http://www.scan-ne.ch/SiteCollection...ts/FO30201.pdf
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Re: Exchange UK Driving License

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Re: Exchange UK Driving License

Here us the procedure for Neuchatel.

Go onto the Scan website (link 1).
Fill and print off the application form.(link 2)
Go to one if the opticians on the list and have your eyes tested. ( link 3)
Get a passport photo taken.
Send everything including your current licence by post to Scan and wait to receive a new Swiss one a couple of days later OR go to the office in Malviliers in person, hand everything in and wait to receive a new licence by post a couple of days later.
Receive bill in mail.
Pay bill

http://www.scan-ne.ch/route/permis-c.../etranger.aspx
http://www.scan-ne.ch/SiteCollection...ts/FO30201.pdf
http://www.scan-ne.ch/SiteCollection...ts/IN30205.pdf
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Re: Exchange UK Driving License

Thanks for your help all... it took less than a week and it's 120 CHF for the license change in Neuchatel, for anyone interested..
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Thanks for your help all... it took less than a week and it's 120 CHF for the license change in Neuchatel, for anyone interested..
Really! That's a bit steep! In ZH, the conversion was free for my OH - he applied directly at the Strasserver... As for mine, I did it through my Gemeinde, and even then I was not asked for a fee. Looks like for once, we got something for free in CH
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Thanks for your help all... it took less than a week and it's 120 CHF for the license change in Neuchatel, for anyone interested..
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Really! That's a bit steep! In ZH, the conversion was free for my OH - he applied directly at the Strasserver... As for mine, I did it through my Gemeinde, and even then I was not asked for a fee. Looks like for once, we got something for free in CH
Yes that's normal for here. There was a brief period when they reduced the fees for licence conversion to 65 chf but it didn't last long before the fee went back up to 120chf again.

I've never heard of anyone converting their licence for free before.
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Really! That's a bit steep! In ZH, the conversion was free for my OH - he applied directly at the Strasserver... As for mine, I did it through my Gemeinde, and even then I was not asked for a fee. Looks like for once, we got something for free in CH
Okay, I stand corrected now! We just got a bill for CHF 105 in the post! D'oh D'oh D'oh, as the second one should be coming to us soon

Note to self - there is no such thing as a free lunch...
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