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G permit can i buy a car?

Hi there guys have a G Permit and living mostly between Italy and Lugano.
British Citizen and British license.
Can i buy a car on Swiss plates is the question??

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Old 05.08.2015, 19:36
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Hi there guys have a G Permit and living mostly between Italy and Lugano.
British Citizen and British license.
Can i buy a car on Swiss plates is the question??

Thanks in advance!
You don't live in CH, so probably difficult unless you own property.
Where are you actually living, Italy ? Then buy a car in Italy.
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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

You can only register your car wherever you are registered (applies to covilized countries only :

With a G permit you cannot register in Switzerland
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You can only register your car wherever you are registered (applies to covilized countries only :

With a G permit you cannot register in Switzerland
Not true, you can register a car n the UK if you want. 'Registering a person' does not even exist in the UK, the British don't even have ID cards.
It's not that difficult in France either.......
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Not true, you can register a car n the UK if you want.
That was what the "civilized" stab was for :>

Did not know about France - is this firmly within legal limits, or is this "making things work"?
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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

You can buy and register a car wherever you like.

BUT, if you live in Italy, and your car is registered in CH, you can only drive it in CH!

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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

Hi there chaps, well no i actually live in Lugano and travel back to Italy once a week which is what i am supposed to do.
I will be getting my B permit in the future and therefore do not want to register as a resident in Italy to then get the car there.

I would like to get the car in Switzerland in my name now without the faffing.

I guess the question is (and I am living in Lugano registered at my commune) just travel back once a week, if i can as an 80% of time resident buy a vehicle, insure it etc.

I have an address in Switzerland and work here....
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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

But if you have a G, you don't live here.

Anyway, it's the Italians that can/will cause the problems, ask them. The Swiss won't care.

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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

Well thats the thing i do live here and am able to and am registered living here I must only return to Italy once a week under the rules of my permit thats it.

Same for all people on a G permit is just cheaper for them to travel back and forth and not spend here.

I can't get a car in Italy as am not resident there just have a house there and thats why I want to get a car here. Plus italy is just messy for things like that.

I guess I will just go and ask at garage and ask an insurance company and then i will be good to go!!

Appreciate your help!!
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Hi there chaps, well no i actually live in Lugano and travel back to Italy once a week which is what i am supposed to do.
I will be getting my B permit in the future and therefore do not want to register as a resident in Italy to then get the car there.
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If you have a G permit, you have to be registered in the country where you live, so Italy??!!
Either you have a G and live (officially) in Italy or you fully live in Switzerland on a L/B/C and pay your taxes solely in Switzerland.
Not being registered in Italy may be tax evasion? Or do you pay taxes in Italy?
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Re: G permit can i buy a car?

And yes Tom you are right it will be the Italians that cause a mess for sure!!
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And yes Tom you are right it will be the Italians that cause a mess for sure!!
The mayor of Muralto (the town where the Locarno train station is actually located) had her car impounded for a year (by the Italians), and paid a fine of 40% of it's value when her son (going to university and domiciled in Italy) borrowed it for the weekend.

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