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Old 20.01.2020, 13:55
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Re: Driving EU car outside of CH with CH licence

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No, licenses issued in the EU are valid anywhere in the EU without the need to change. A Swiss license has a special status as it is regarded as a EU license eventhough CH is not in the EU.
Itīs going to be intereststing to find out if UK license holders who are resident in the EU will be forced to change.
The Swiss license is not fully equivalent to an EU/EEA license.

If you have a Swiss license and move residency to an EU country and you wish to drive in said EU country you will need to exchange your license to a local one within the time period set by the countries law and ordinances.

In case of Germany that is within 6 months. § 29 Abs 1., §31 and Annex 11 FeV https://www.gesetze-im-internet.de/f...198000010.html

Or see also this information from the UK goverment. Switzerland is considered as a "designated country"
https://www.gov.uk/exchange-foreign-driving-licence

Or here from Malta, where the period is 12 months.
https://www.transport.gov.mt/land/li...ng-licence-785

Or here from France, where the period is also 12 months.
https://www.service-public.fr/partic...osdroits/F1460

The only thing which is special is that an EU/EEA license can be easily exchanged into a Swiss one and vice versa.

It is only logical that if the Swiss mandate an exchange so will the EU countries.
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