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Swiss drivers license

I'm old and have a bad memory....

That said, I previously had a swiss drivers license and then moved out of the country...the problem is, I can't remember if I was required to turn it in to the Swiss authorities when I left!

I know I never turned it in for another license in another country and I'm hoping that I just "misplaced" it and when I move back to Switzerlan I can request a new one without too much hassel.

Can anyone refresh my memory and is it a requirement for an ex-pat in Switzerland to turn in their drivers license when they trun in the B permit?

Thanks - Marc
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Old 08.02.2010, 10:21
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I'm old and have a bad memory....

I know I never turned it in for another license in another country and I'm hoping that I just "misplaced" it and when I move back to Switzerlan I can request a new one without too much hassel.

Can anyone refresh my memory.
Thanks - Marc
I have no idea where you put it......................sorry

When you move back to Switzerland, you will have no problem to get the licence by getting in contact with the Licencing Authority to get a replacement provided you did not swap it.
You will have to do a medical and would not recommend that you inform the doctor that you have lost your memory; it might not help your drivers licence application.
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I'm old and have a bad memory....

That said, I previously had a swiss drivers license and then moved out of the country...the problem is, I can't remember if I was required to turn it in to the Swiss authorities when I left!

I know I never turned it in for another license in another country and I'm hoping that I just "misplaced" it and when I move back to Switzerlan I can request a new one without too much hassel.

Can anyone refresh my memory and is it a requirement for an ex-pat in Switzerland to turn in their drivers license when they trun in the B permit?

Thanks - Marc
I do not know the legal background, but it would be very odd to have to turn in your license when leaving the country. In many other countries you need the license from your former country of residence to get their license.

For instance, if I moved to the USA permanently, if I'm not badly mistaken, I could use my Swiss license to drive around for a year (and you know that in the USA you just cannot survive without a car). During that time I would have to get the US license.

In other words, it was your bad memory, not the Swiss authorities....
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I'm old and have a bad memory....

That said, I previously had a swiss drivers license and then moved out of the country...the problem is, I can't remember if I was required to turn it in to the Swiss authorities when I left!

I know I never turned it in for another license in another country and I'm hoping that I just "misplaced" it and when I move back to Switzerlan I can request a new one without too much hassel.

Can anyone refresh my memory and is it a requirement for an ex-pat in Switzerland to turn in their drivers license when they trun in the B permit?

Thanks - Marc
I distinctly remember seeing you turn you licence in. I also thought it was an odd thing to do at the time...
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Re: Swiss drivers license

Thanks guys - that's what I thought but wanted to make sure...

It would look really funny if I went into the licensing dept and said I lost my license only to find out that I gave it back 5 years ago.

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