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DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

Hi all,

I'm buying a 5 year old car from Germany and the dealer has agreed to deliver it to me on a Saturday. He insists his back office know how to prepare all the necessary paperwork but I'm not at all convinced he knows what he needs to present at the border or how the whole process works. Can someone confirm that he will need:
  • Certificate of conformity
  • Certificate of origin
  • Registration document
  • Invoice
What happens with the import taxes? He's obviously not paying these on my behalf so how would that work since I won't be there at the border with him?

Is the order of next events:
  1. I take the car somewhere to pay the taxes
  2. I insure the car (I guess one of the papers he or I will get will allow this?)
  3. I need to buy Swiss number plate holders (where? can I fit them myself?)
  4. I go somewhere to get Swiss number plates. They take the German export plates, I fit the Swiss number plates
  5. I will get called in for an MFK but no need for an emissions test as the car is fairly new. Also no need for a gas test booklet
  6. I wash the car as best I can and take it in for the MFK
  7. Done!

What have I gotten wrong or missed?

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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

Why don't you trust them? As order of events.. you need insurance to get the Swiss plates and the plates are issued after the mfk. Why don't you get the dealer to sort everything and u pick it up with Swiss plates?
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Why don't you trust them? As order of events.. you need insurance to get the Swiss plates and the plates are issued after the mfk. Why don't you get the dealer to sort everything and u pick it up with Swiss plates?
I'm not at all sure they've done an import before since they're a fair distance from the border. Have also proved to be a bit disorganised during the buying process which they should be extremely well versed in.

No option was offered for them to take care of everything and I receive the car on Swiss plates already.
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

Ok it's normally close by dealers that offer the complete package.
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I'm not at all sure they've done an import before since they're a fair distance from the border. Have also proved to be a bit disorganised during the buying process which they should be extremely well versed in.

No option was offered for them to take care of everything and I receive the car on Swiss plates already.
Can you share dealer’s name?
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

I would rather not.

Why is it relevant?
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

No this is not relevant it terms of your question.
I’m just looking for used car from Germany and would like to find a dealer who offer such service
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

this explains all


http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en
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No this is not relevant it terms of your question.
I’m just looking for used car from Germany and would like to find a dealer who offer such service
U can try this dealer. They helped my colleague's uncle to import a classic vintage car from USA. Dunno how appropriate it is to share this info vs clause as "no ads"... anyhow, "English" translation at bottom to navigate the website.

http://www.eqmotors.ch/autotransport...porte-logistik
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

Steps:
1. You have to register the car with Swiss customs it can be either at the border or local Zollamt.
2. based on the invoice they will calculate the VAT and Customs.
3. if car is relatively new I think less than 6000KM is in it will be handled as a new car and a special additional CO2 fee will apply.
4. you have to go the strassenverkhersamt for an MFK. (recommended that you ask the dealer in Germany to make a check on the car and buy with all things fixed)
5. if your car will be handled as new a simplified prüfung will take place only.
6. COC document is need for Starssenverkhersamt for sure - worth asking them upfront what kind of documents are needed.
7. if car fails on the Prüfung they will provide you a list of Garages (preferred suppliers)you can go - in this case you do not have to go through the whole prüfung process again and the Garage will fix the items SVTA found and will send a documnet back after fixing them and you are done with the prüfung, alternatively you can go differently for a kurzprüfung in this case you can go to any garages you want and SVTA will check your car. Normally for alternative one you have 30 days while for the kurzprüfung 14 days only.
8. when MFK is done, you need to have an insurance in place. if MFK is ok and you have the insurance SVTA will release the Fahrzeugausweiss. You will have to pay for the Fahrzeugausweiss, Kontrollschild and for the MKFK.

if you do not pass the MFK most probably you will have to calculate with additional costs such as: Tageskontrolschild (in case the insurance and number plate from Germany expires) and additional costs for the MFK.
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

It's 6 months old for the co2
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It's 6 months old for the co2
thanks for the clarification...

I just remember something with 6
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Re: DE Car Import - Dealer delivering

Thanks for all the help!

Just missing the number plate part. I arrive at the SVTA having insured the car and passed the MKF, and they'll hand over some Swiss plates and take the German ones away. Obviously at this stage the car will have German number plate holders on there.
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