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Old 14.05.2014, 21:00
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

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Perhaps you'd like to tell them their web site is bollocks.
Nope, you're still the one not posting the correct information. No one is saying (apart from you trying to create a straw man) that one can DRIVE in Switzerland with a non-Swiss driving licence after they've been resident here for over a year. What we are discussing, and you are quoting the wrong parts of documents in an attempt to prove, is that one has to TAKE A TEST to convert a licence after one year. That is false. It's at least 3 years and probably five.
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Nope, you're still the one not posting the correct information. No one is saying (apart from you trying to create a straw man) that one can DRIVE in Switzerland with a non-Swiss driving licence after they've been resident here for over a year. What we are discussing, and you are quoting the wrong parts of documents in an attempt to prove, is that one has to TAKE A TEST to convert a licence after one year. That is false. It's at least 3 years and probably five.
And you don't even have to take a test to convert the licence if you do it within the five years if your licence was issued in a large number of countries ( first world basically).
You can't drive in Switzerland using a foreign licence after being resident for a year but if you choose not to drive here then there is no obligation to convert your licence if you don't want to.
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Old 14.05.2014, 21:57
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

The official Basel Stadt page I linked to previously (and quoted the relevant para in German) says 3 years.
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Old 14.05.2014, 22:16
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The official Basel Stadt page I linked to previously (and quoted the relevant para in German) says 3 years.
Yeah I saw that, not sure why Basel is different.
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Old 14.05.2014, 23:02
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Yeah I saw that, not sure why Basel is different.
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The official Basel Stadt page I linked to previously (and quoted the relevant para in German) says 3 years.
By law, the ASTRA is THE authority who decides who can exchange their license w/o a kontrollfahrt/test drive.

On September 30 2013, they issued a new regulation (because Croatia is now also on the list). In this version, unlike the previous one, the five year limit is no longer mentioned.

I contacted ASTRA and they said that the ASA (Association of Service Autos / Strassenverkehrsämter) regulation is also authoritative, and still mentions the five years. Maybe there will be a new version of this.

The Basel 3 year rule, if questioned or challenged, will not hold. Because ASA and ASTRA are higher authorities.
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Yes. They must take it with their normal glasses or lenses.
Thanks, obviously I have to do in the canton where I live, right?
I can not go and do it in Ticino for example?
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Old 20.05.2014, 18:10
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Thanks, obviously I have to do in the canton where I live, right?
I can not go and do it in Ticino for example?
You can do the eye test wherever you like in Switzerland as long as they stamp the form for you to send or take to the licence issuing centre for your canton.
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Old 20.05.2014, 18:40
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You can do the eye test wherever you like in Switzerland as long as they stamp the form for you to send or take to the licence issuing centre for your canton.
Maybe, maybe not. Canton Zug has a list of approved places. So has Ticino.
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Old 20.05.2014, 19:13
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Maybe, maybe not. Canton Zug has a list of approved places. So has Ticino.
There doesn't seem to be any overlap between the two places.

My OH had his eye test done in Lausanne and submitted it in Neuchatel but it was one of the generic places like Optic 2000, Fielmann, Visilab which probably figure on the list for both places as they do in Zug but not Ticino which I guess is to be expected since everything is different down there.
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Thank you, but I was talking about the licence request ^^ I prefer, for the documents questions, to speaking in my native language
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Old 20.05.2014, 22:36
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Thank you, but I was talking about the licence request ^^ I prefer, for the documents questions, to speaking in my native language
You have to apply for the licence in the canton you live in AFAIK so unless you actually have an address in Ticino I don't think it wille possible.
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Hi
I am a diplomat and have an EU license issued by Denmark, which is not country of my origin though. Can I drive with that licence in Switzerland?
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Hi, yes, for 12 months.
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You have to apply for the licence in the canton you live in AFAIK so unless you actually have an address in Ticino I don't think it wille possible.
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

If you are a diplomat, you shouldn't need to ever get a Swiss license.

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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Hello everyone,

I just recently obtained my "permis d'élève conducteur", which will now allow me to take driving lessons.
My problem is that driving schools in Geneva seem ridiculously expensive.
80-90CHF for an hour, seriously?





I was wondering, would it pe possible to take lessons in neighbouring France, like Annemasse or St. Julien?


Thank you for any helpful advice you can give.


Regards,
Gany
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Nobody?
Please...
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions

Of course you can take lessons where you want.

They may not adequately prepare you for the Swiss test, though. Plus your Swiss learner permit won't allow you to drive abroad.
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...you can take lessons where you want
...your Swiss learner permit won't allow you to drive abroad.
I'm dazed and confused...
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