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Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

I have tried to rent a car in Hertz-Zurich with my non Swiss /Non EU license but the agency rejected it is not possible to rent with foreign license( Indian License-having B PERMIT).

I have explained them it is allowed to rent a car with a foreign license (as it valid for first year- Entered swiss in the month of october 2014) no luck.

Anyone rented earlier with Foreign license ? Please share how I can or any agency which allow to.
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I have tried to rent a car in Hertz-Zurich with my non Swiss /Non EU license but the agency rejected it is not possible to rent with foreign license( Indian License-having B PERMIT).

I have explained them it is allowed to rent a car with a foreign license (as it valid for first year- Entered swiss in the month of october 2014) no luck.

Anyone rented earlier with Foreign license ? Please share how I can or any agency which allow to.
Go to the STVA and get it changed to a Swiss licence. (Unless you are not intending on staying longer than 1 year)
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

Yes I am planning to change my license but until getting the new one , I am looking for some alternate.
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

I was able to rent using Mobility in the first year I was in Switzerland. You don't need to take their subscription, you can opt for the Click and Drive plan. When you pick up the car first time from a station, the person sitting at the counter will makr a copy of your license for thwir records. This is how I did it in 2012.
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

one of my friend used Indian driving license for mobility until he got it converted to the Swiss one.

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Yes I am planning to change my license but until getting the new one , I am looking for some alternate.
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

Thanks , i will try with mobility.

any idea which agency your friend rented the car ?
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

I don't see why you can't rent with an indian licence… but they may require an international driving licence with it. Is that maybe the issue?

here are Hertz Zurich Airport licence requirements https://www.hertz.ch/rentacar/reserv...SE&EOAG=ZRHT50
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Re: Renting a Car with Non Swiss/Non EU License

Thanks a lot for suggestion , at last I got a car with mobility.
some Hertz agency need IDP and some not. Anyway mobility is good.
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