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UK registered car with European insurance inc. CH

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Being Swiss resident is it possible to drive a UK registered car in CH with UK insurance which covers CH ?
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Re: UK registered car with European insurance inc. CH

Maybe.

Will you bring it yourself over the border?
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Re: UK registered car with European insurance inc. CH

Car is CH registered.
I want to export it to UK and then just drive it here on UK plate and insurance.
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So you say, you export it get UK MOT, UK plates and UK insurance and then bring it back. So the answer to my previous question is indeed yes?
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Re: UK registered car with European insurance inc. CH

Is there any time limit rule about keeping foreign car here without converting or importing it?
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Re: UK registered car with European insurance inc. CH

Yes, like two days when you have Form 15.25. Or you may get Form 15.30 which gives you a longer time if you meet certain conditions.

Both forms must be acquired at the very first border crossing, otherwise you will do a tax and/or duty violation. If caught you will be liable for any tax and duty due PLUS up to 5 times the tax and duty as penalty.

Art. 118 Swiss Customs Law.
http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...ndex.html#a118

Considering tax for a car is 4% + 8% = 12.32%, you may have to pay up to a total of 73.92% of the cars value (and more if duty is due)

Edit: Additionally up to one year in jail or a fine up to CHF 30'000
http://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifie...index.html#a14
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