Go Back   English Forum Switzerland > Help & tips > Leaving Switzerland  
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 21.02.2011, 16:02
keymoo's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 83
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 49 Times in 20 Posts
keymoo has made some interesting contributions
Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Do I hand it in to the Kanton here, or give it to DVLA in UK?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 22.02.2011, 00:08
digg's Avatar
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Zurich
Posts: 402
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 116 Times in 81 Posts
digg has earned some respectdigg has earned some respect
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

I understood it that you gave it to the DVLA... checkout the government's website http://www.direct.gov.uk but you know how it can be sometimes. Hearsay.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 25.02.2011, 23:46
sys4cad's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gumligen
Posts: 65
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts
sys4cad has made some interesting contributions
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

I'm the exactly the same case.
two weeks later I'm heading to UK.

Could you share your experience?
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 26.02.2011, 00:35
evilshell's Avatar
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: UK, formerly Basel
Posts: 3,347
Groaned at 97 Times in 81 Posts
Thanked 3,093 Times in 1,341 Posts
evilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond reputeevilshell has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Depends on your license. There's more info here.
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank evilshell for this useful post:
  #5  
Old 26.02.2011, 11:43
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Quote:
View Post
I'm the exactly the same case.
two weeks later I'm heading to UK.

Could you share your experience?

Keep it, always ususful to have 2 licenses....
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 27.02.2011, 00:53
sys4cad's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Gumligen
Posts: 65
Groaned at 1 Time in 1 Post
Thanked 15 Times in 8 Posts
sys4cad has made some interesting contributions
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

My problem is I'm Korean(Republic of)
and got Swiss driver license but failed to extend permit.

Now I'm heading to UK with T2 ICT for 5 years stay.

I should check it on Monday when I de-register my car here in Bern.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 23.03.2011, 15:12
Newbie
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wetzikon, 8620
Posts: 7
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
tomdraycott has no particular reputation at present
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Quote:
View Post
Do I hand it in to the Kanton here, or give it to DVLA in UK?
I believe there's a DVLA form available in all UK post offices that you fill in to swap your Swiss licence to a UK one.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 23.03.2011, 16:11
magyir's Avatar
Forum Veteran
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Wallisellen
Posts: 1,625
Groaned at 7 Times in 7 Posts
Thanked 501 Times in 346 Posts
magyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond reputemagyir has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Don't hand it in, you can get a copy of your driving record before/after leaving as a record of your Swiss entitlement if you come back.

UK will usually exchange A&B categories perhaps fklnp depending on when you passed. The question is does the date on your CH license show the Swiss pass date or your Korean?

UK is only obliged to exchange EU/EEA licenses. As CH is not in but is a recognized country, keep this in mind. As you're coming from a non-EU country you'll be absolved from the 6 month waiting period for EU residents with EU/EEA licenses. Good luck!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 23.03.2011, 22:25
keymoo's Avatar
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Bedfordshire, UK
Posts: 83
Groaned at 0 Times in 0 Posts
Thanked 49 Times in 20 Posts
keymoo has made some interesting contributions
Re: Moving to UK - what to do with Driving Licence?

Thanks for the replies I filled in DVLA form D1 and they will send a UK license to me within 15 days. I have to do this within five years of being in UK. All at no charge too if you have had a UK license before. Very generous of them...
Reply With Quote
This user would like to thank keymoo for this useful post:
Reply




Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
driving licence Piddles Transportation/driving 2 25.09.2010 19:42
Boat Driving Licence Libellula Transportation/driving 7 12.06.2010 00:45
Uk driving licence kerbie Transportation/driving 9 25.03.2010 11:31
How do you change CH driving licence back to UK licence? Richard Street Transportation/driving 22 01.07.2008 13:44


All times are GMT +2. The time now is 21:24.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
LinkBacks Enabled by vBSEO 3.1.0