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De-registering 30 days before I actually leave, can I still drive my car legally?

Hello everyone,
I will be leaving Switzerland, headed back home to San Diego next summer. I plan to de-register 30 days before I actually leave the country. Do you know if during this 30 days I can still drive my car legally? I was told by a friend that when I de-register, it voids my car insurance immediately.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Many thanks for your insight & Happy New Year to you!!!
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Old 29.12.2012, 19:02
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Hello everyone,
I will be leaving Switzerland, headed back home to San Diego next summer. I plan to de-register 30 days before I actually leave the country. Do you know if during this 30 days I can still drive my car legally? I was told by a friend that when I de-register, it voids my car insurance immediately.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Many thanks for your insight & Happy New Year to you!!!
Why??
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Old 29.12.2012, 19:08
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Re: De-registering 30 days before I actually leave, can I still drive my car legally?

I am going back home......happily. Is that a problem?
Switzerland is DEF NOT utopia for EVERYONE. This is not & never will be home for me, 5 years here is enough.
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AbFab does not question your wish to go home, but the reason you want to de-register 1 month in advance. If you de-register you won't be able to keep your insurance on, so won't we allowed to drive. But not de-register at the last minute?

Hope you find happiness wherever you go.
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I am going back home......happily. Is that a problem?
Switzerland is DEF NOT utopia for EVERYONE. This is not & never will be home for me, 5 years here is enough.
I think the question was, why deregistering 30 days before leaving? What's the point? Why not doing it when leaving or in the 15 days following?

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Old 29.12.2012, 19:16
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I am going back home......happily. Is that a problem?
Switzerland is DEF NOT utopia for EVERYONE. This is not & never will be home for me, 5 years here is enough.
Didn't like following rules did you?

So why de-register then drive round the country for 30 days??
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I am going back home......happily. Is that a problem?
Switzerland is DEF NOT utopia for EVERYONE. This is not & never will be home for me, 5 years here is enough.
Sorry for being personal but you wrote "I"...are you divorcing? OKay...you don't have to answer that if you don't wish but reading between the lines it seems like a break up in the mix. However, I could be wrong...Good Luck
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None of our business surely PJ!
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Lol, funny. Nope, def not divorcing. My Swiss husband and I are going back home.
Thx for your answers and comments.....
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Re: De-registering 30 days before I actually leave, can I still drive my car legally?

I am sure you can still drive after de registering , I actually asked the question in Zh last year . I proposed keeping a car on ch plates for 6 months, did not seem to be an issue.
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Didn't like following rules did you?

So why de-register then drive round the country for 30 days??
Maybe some people, like me, want all their ducks in a row before undertaking a major event.

I'm pretty sure that going to the Kreisburo and stating the date of departure and deregistration in advance will suffice, and thus will allow the use of a car in the interim period.
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Hello everyone,
I will be leaving Switzerland, headed back home to San Diego next summer. I plan to de-register 30 days before I actually leave the country. Do you know if during this 30 days I can still drive my car legally? I was told by a friend that when I de-register, it voids my car insurance immediately.

Does anyone know anything about this?

Many thanks for your insight & Happy New Year to you!!!

De-registering 30 days before I actually leave, can I still drive my car legally?

The answer is clearly NO. Once you de-register, you are not allowed to have a car registered in your name.

It's your effective departure date that is binding. You can very well go to your local Einwohneramt one month in advance but you have to specify your actual departure date "Wegzug gültig ab". If you live in Basel-Stadt, you can do it online here: https://secure.bs.ch/bdm/formulare/c...on_basel-stadt
You will have to surrender your B or C Bewilligung and it's illegal if you drive after the departure date that is written on the de-registration confirmation letter you will be receiving, especially if the car is still registered/insured in your name.

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Didn't like following rules did you?

So why de-register then drive round the country for 30 days??
Stop being an arse.
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De-registering 30 days before I actually leave, can I still drive my car legally?

The answer is clearly NO. Once you de-register, you are not allowed to have a car registered in your name.

It's your effective departure date that is binding. You can very well go to your local Einwohneramt one month in advance but you have to specify your actual departure date "Wegzug gültig ab". If you live in Basel-Stadt, you can do it online here: https://secure.bs.ch/bdm/formulare/c...on_basel-stadt
You will have to surrender your B or C Bewilligung and it's illegal if you drive after the departure date that is written on the de-registration confirmation letter you will be receiving, especially if the car is still registered/insured in your name.

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