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How to get my original (EU) license back?

Hi,

does anybody know once one leaves Switzerland how to "return" the Swiss driver's license and get the original EU one back?

Thanks!
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

You have to send the Swiss one in to the authorities in your new country and they will replace it with the one for that country UK, Germany etc.
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

This webpage describes the process for the driving license exchange for Germany:

http://www.verkehrsportal.de/fuehrer...hrerschein.php
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

You have around 6 to 12 months before the Swiss license is no longer valid to drive in your new country of residence (it is still valid for an exgchange). Best to switch ASAP.
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

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does anybody know once one leaves Switzerland how to "return" the Swiss driver's license and get the original EU one back
You get a new license issued in your new country of residence.

Basically:
* you move to the new country
* you hand in the Swiss driver's license in the new country
* you receive a [new country] driver's license

Same as it went when you came to Switzerland.

Note: If you "lost" some entries on the Swiss license simply because you were not willing to have them transferred due to (recurring) cost of health check - these will be re-established on moving back into the EU domain.
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

Thanks for these very useful replies!

I've "lost" my 7.5 tonnes license when I got here, so will be great to get it back.

Does anyone know, how it works when you move for example to the UK and had a German license beforehand?

Thanks!
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Re: How to get my original (EU) license back?

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You get a new license issued in your new country of residence.

Basically:
* you move to the new country
* you hand in the Swiss driver's license in the new country
* you receive a [new country] driver's license

Same as it went when you came to Switzerland.

Note: If you "lost" some entries on the Swiss license simply because you were not willing to have them transferred due to (recurring) cost of health check - these will be re-established on moving back into the EU domain.

This. You reapply to the DVLA and the send you your licence. Based upon the conversations I had the other week with the DVLA and the Swiss equivalent (MFK) it's very likely that you'll get your actual one back as the MFK send it to the DVLA once you've surrendered it.

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Thanks for these very useful replies!

I've "lost" my 7.5 tonnes license when I got here, so will be great to get it back.

Does anyone know, how it works when you move for example to the UK and had a German license beforehand?

Thanks!

Do you mean you never had a UK licence? It's the same process - there's a reciprocal EU/EAA thing going on, I think. Or are you asking something else?
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