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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

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2. Get competitive quotes. You may find a lower premium and better service elsewhere.
So I guess that means I could walk away as long as I haven't signed anything? I've already got a quote from Zurich (online) for 400CHF fully comp. Compared to 285CHF 3rd party with Allianz, I'm thinking I might as well just go with Zurich (especially since everything is in English).
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

personally i'd advise you to get your insurance anywhere except with the allianz.
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Old 09.10.2008, 15:51
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personally i'd advise you to get your insurance anywhere except with the allianz.
It looks like I may be stuck with Allianz. Zurich told me that since Allianz processed my paperwork and are listed on the bike registration documents, I have no choice but to stay with them unless they decide to release me. Is this correct given that I haven't signed anything and the entire process was conducted by the vendor and his insurance agent?
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

possibly a difficult situation now that all the paperwork has been done by the allianz people even if you haven't signed a contract with them.........

assuming that you may have signed some sort of sales contract with the previous owner , you might have committed yourself to taking over his number plate AND his insurance company.

i'd think that if you've never driven it yet then you could no doubt give the number plate back to the STVA, get the ausweis stamped "annuliert" and then start again with the zrich and get the policy in your wife's name and a new number plate.
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

Sorry if this has already been asked, but I've been through loads of threads and can't get the answer:

I registered with my Gemeinde over a month ago and, as yet, have still not received my permit. I expect to get a B but who knows what will turn up. I have chased the Gemeinde but they said it's out of their hands and that it can take up to two months.

The question is, can I buy a car before the permit turns up? My UK car has to go back in the next couple of weeks and I really need to get a replacement ASAP. From what I can see though, to get the reg plates at the STVA, you need a permit. Does anyone know if there's a way around it?

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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

yes there is a way round this but since in my experience everybody on this forum who's earning plenty seems to be looking for something for nothing then i 'm not telling.
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Sorry if this has already been asked, but I've been through loads of threads and can't get the answer:

I registered with my Gemeinde over a month ago and, as yet, have still not received my permit. I expect to get a B but who knows what will turn up. I have chased the Gemeinde but they said it's out of their hands and that it can take up to two months.

The question is, can I buy a car before the permit turns up? My UK car has to go back in the next couple of weeks and I really need to get a replacement ASAP. From what I can see though, to get the reg plates at the STVA, you need a permit. Does anyone know if there's a way around it?

Thanks for any help
The simplest thing is to let your insurance company and/or car dealer sort it out for you. They are always most willing to do this and know all the procedures whatever your situation.

You might want to get a letter from the Geminde saying your residence permit is in process as it may be requested.
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

I finally managed to get a car and as suggested the dealer and insurance company sorted out the registration for me. I picked the car up this afternoon and it's just occurred to me that I have not paid for the plates, Fahrzeugausweis or tax. I've read above that people who've been to the STVA personally have had to pay all of this. If the dealer registers the car, is it normal to pay all of the above later (invoice in the post)? Car was registered in Aargau btw.
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Old 19.12.2008, 22:55
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I finally managed to get a car and as suggested the dealer and insurance company sorted out the registration for me. I picked the car up this afternoon and it's just occurred to me that I have not paid for the plates, Fahrzeugausweis or tax. I've read above that people who've been to the STVA personally have had to pay all of this. If the dealer registers the car, is it normal to pay all of the above later (invoice in the post)? Car was registered in Aargau btw.
The StVA sends you a demand for payment.
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

Need advice here because am not sure its procedures and rules. I own a car but intent to sell the car soon. I'm planning to buy a new car but this time want to register the car under my wife's name (the green card with wife's name print on it). Do I need to re-apply the plate number? Many thanks.
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

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Need advice here because am not sure its procedures and rules. I own a car but intent to sell the car soon. I'm planning to buy a new car but this time want to register the car under my wife's name (the green card with wife's name print on it). Do I need to re-apply the plate number? Many thanks.
In most cantons you can transfer number plates between family members

Simply ring up and tell the motor vehicle registry office.

There will be a fee, and you will probably need some documentary evidence that proves you are you, and your wife is your wife,
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

Hi,

I am importing a car into Switzerland from a dealer in the US, the car does not have any plates on it. How do you go about taking it for an inspection and insure it prior to registration without a plate!?

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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

You may not need to insure it before the inspection, only before they give you the plates.
Obviously, you'd have to transport it to the inspection.
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You may not need to insure it before the inspection, only before they give you the plates.
Obviously, you'd have to transport it to the inspection.
Problem is the insurance company will not insure without a plate. Is there any alternative? As the car is american I want to take it to TCS first to have it checked and to get advice on the needed mods, then do the mods then register. Or do I misunderstand something?
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

My car is currently insured by a UK company and I will soon be getting the Inspection done. I'm not going to set up the swiss insurance untill the car passes. Once it passes, I'm sure they can give you the relevant plate details etc to obtain the insurance.
I took my Jeep to dealer for an inspection, Emission test and clean the car ready for the test. They siad it should be ok.
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Old 22.09.2009, 12:27
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

if you go to your insurance company, and give them the existing car papers, they will insure it for you before you go to get your plate. They do this on the basis of your vehicles unique number. Unless your transporting your car on another vehicle, you are obliged to have insurance that covers you in switzerland.


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Problem is the insurance company will not insure without a plate. Is there any alternative? As the car is american I want to take it to TCS first to have it checked and to get advice on the needed mods, then do the mods then register. Or do I misunderstand something?
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if you go to your insurance company, and give them the existing car papers, they will insure it for you before you go to get your plate. They do this on the basis of your vehicles unique number. Unless your transporting your car on another vehicle, you are obliged to have insurance that covers you in switzerland.
Of course, the unique number I got from the customs.
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if you go to your insurance company, and give them the existing car papers, they will insure it for you before you go to get your plate. They do this on the basis of your vehicles unique number. Unless your transporting your car on another vehicle, you are obliged to have insurance that covers you in switzerland.
when I spoke to the insurance company (Zurich) they said they needed a palte number and would not do it bases the VIN. I really do not want to pay for the car to be towed back and forth, is it possible to agree with a garage to get a dealer plate for this process do you think? Or is there any other way around this situation?
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when I spoke to the insurance company (Zurich) they said they needed a palte number and would not do it bases the VIN. I really do not want to pay for the car to be towed back and forth, is it possible to agree with a garage to get a dealer plate for this process do you think? Or is there any other way around this situation?
I called Zurich Connect and they gave me a quote based on the vin number and would cover me before I had the inspection. I told them I didn't want to take out the insurance incase the inspection threw up expensive problems.
The Strasser thingy said I didn't need insurance for the test, only to receive the plates.
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Re: Fact Sheet #1 - Car Registration and Number Plates

yes, im sure a dealer wil ldo it for you . I found one who was willing to do it with my motorbike.

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