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Moving houshold goods to Switzerland with/without car

Hi All
I have a question regarding my move
I'm moving house to Switzerland, from Germany next week.
My car is already in Switzerland with me. I'm writing from Switzerland while at work.

When the movers from Germany reach the border with all my stuff do I need
to have my car present there too?

The movers are telling me the customs officer will 'look at the car'.
This is what they wrote:


".........Good Morning,

we talked to the customs office. You have to drive the car out of Switzerland and park in Thayngen until Tuesday morning.

If you do not do that and Swiss Customs determines that the car was already in Switzerland you will get a customs penalty.

Since you already have the "Ausländerausweis", on Tuesday we need the deregistration from Germany and the registration of Switzerland and of course the Ausländerausweis as well as the list and 2 customs applications. Once for the removals and once for the car......"
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Re: Moving houshold goods to Switzerland with/without car

Yes.

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Re: Moving houshold goods to Switzerland with/without car

You better have that car registered or out of the country before becoming a Swiss resident, if they catch you driving that thing here while being a Swiss resident the money owed can easily be a nice long holiday for a family of 4 in the Bahama's.
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Re: Moving houshold goods to Switzerland with/without car

They *probably* won't physically look at the car but they will need the papers including export stamp. There are plenty of people who drive non-declared cars in Switzerland and the Swiss take the view that it "will all come out in the wash" i.e. they don't look out for it but they'll check if you get into an accident etc.

As I understood it, the import of the car and household effects was the same form if the car is being imported tax free as household goods but not if it's too new and tax needs to be paid.
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