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Car insurance wrinkle

So I have a weird situation that has come up. I will need to go to Switzerland and buy a car and then drive it back to the UK to pick up my dog.

The problem is this, how on earth do I buy a car in Switzerland and insure it before living there? I'm going to buy the car cash so that's not a big issue but the registration and insurance for a car before I have my work permit finalized seems tricky...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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So I have a weird situation that has come up. I will need to go to Switzerland and buy a car and then drive it back to the UK to pick up my dog.

The problem is this, how on earth do I buy a car in Switzerland and insure it before living there? I'm going to buy the car cash so that's not a big issue but the registration and insurance for a car before I have my work permit finalized seems tricky...

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Why dont you ask your dog to hop on a plane, it got from miami beach to the UK on its own?

Seriously. With great difficulty is the answer I fear.

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Why dont you ask your dog to hop on a plane, it got from miami beach to the UK on its own?

Seriously. With great difficulty is the answer I fear.

D
I had a feeling it might be too far out there I guess I'll drive him over in my UK car and then get a Swiss one. Flying him from the US costs $150 but flying him in Europe costs 1,000... I don't think they have room for dogs his size in the A319's they fly around here.
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Flying him from the US costs $150 but flying him in Europe costs 1,000... I don't think they have room for dogs his size in the A319's they fly around here.
Check out some of the tips in this thread:

Pet-friendly Airline Tip for Flying to/from CH

Prices do seem to vary quite a bit depending on airline and route, so it might be worth shopping around a bit more.

Heather
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I had a feeling it might be too far out there I guess I'll drive him over in my UK car and then get a Swiss one. Flying him from the US costs $150 but flying him in Europe costs 1,000... I don't think they have room for dogs his size in the A319's they fly around here.
150$ really, were there no quarantine costs for 6 months? and do quarantine rules apply for the move form UK-->CH ?
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150$ really, were there no quarantine costs for 6 months? and do quarantine rules apply for the move form UK-->CH ?
Quarantine is pretty much a thing of the past (as long as the rules are followed). Both USA to UK and UK to CH are covered by the PETS Travel Scheme.
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I had my dog driven from the UK to Switzerland by a pet transporter for approx 800 door to door
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I had my dog driven from the UK to Switzerland by a pet transporter for approx 800 door to door
Yup, it is about 1,000 no matter how I slice it so I'm going to drive him out. Plus I have a bunch of other junk that needs to come with us.
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