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Old 22.12.2010, 14:58
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Re: Do you HAVE to relinquish your UK drivers license when you get a Swiss one?

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If my husband doesn't get a Swiss license, and keeps the UK one - can he use the UK one to hire a car in switzerland after the one year period? We are keeping a flat in the UK and will have a car in the UK (with insurance, registration all paid there) and don't intend to buy a car here - only rent a couple times a year for travelling so to me it makes more sense to have a UK license.
If your primary residence is Switzerland than your husband has only 12 months to exchange his UK license to a Swiss one. Beyond that he will need to pass a Swiss driving test to gain a Swiss license. Apart breaking the law by driving without a valid license, in case of an accident his car insurance will also be invalid and therefore not covered.
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