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Re: Do you HAVE to relinquish your UK drivers license when you get a Swiss one?

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Thanks to everyone for their wise words - especially ASwissinTheUs.

I believe my current legal status is Auslšndischer Wochenaufenthalter as it's a short term contract. We've certainly discussed that with the tax lawyer.

But I cannot understand why I have to give up my UK license (which I need to use all the time there) just for the off chance of having to drive the company car occasionally.

In CH you have lovely public transport. In The UK we don't.

Looks like it is far more difficult than thought. I will ask my fellow UK citizen (who works over here in a similar way), once he gets back from his business trip. He must have the same problem.

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Are you a UK tax resident? I assume your also a Swiss tax resident as well.
The Swiss will insist on a CH license.

You need to tell your UK insurers, expect your premium to roughly triple as very few insurers will cover you.

For info my GF lives in the UK, pays £350 for fully comp insurance. To put me as an occasional driver on her car the premium will rise to £950 as I am not a UK resident although I took my test in the UK in 1979 & DVLA think my original license is still valid.
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