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Old 31.08.2011, 19:15
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Re: Moving a car to Switzerland not registered to me

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Is it really the case? I haven't seen anything mentioned in this link, though.

And what happens in that case? Annual tax for using foreign registered car in CH?
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The vehicle must be declared directly on importation into Switzerland. If the household effects and the car are imported separately, the procedure must be carried out as indicated under question 10; separate clearance at a different customs office is also possible.

Your not allowed to keep a foreign registered car if you live here. Only 'tourists' can come & go. If you live here your not a tourist.
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The vehicle must be declared directly on importation into Switzerland. If the household effects and the car are imported separately, the procedure must be carried out as indicated under question 10; separate clearance at a different customs office is also possible.

Your not allowed to keep a foreign registered car if you live here. Only 'tourists' can come & go. If you live here your not a tourist.
That's not strictly true, you can come in as a tourist and declare that you want to import it at a later date. We were told that by the DVLA equivalent here and that's the route we took. Otherwise you end up with the scenario of traveling all day and waiting 10 hours until the border opens in the morning.

You have to do it within three/six months of bringing the car in though. Can't remember which one it was.
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That's not strictly true, you can come in as a tourist and declare that you want to import it at a later date. We were told that by the DVLA equivalent here and that's the route we took. Otherwise you end up with the scenario of traveling all day and waiting 10 hours until the border opens in the morning.

You have to do it within three/six months of bringing the car in though. Can't remember which one it was.
If you come as a tourist you don't need to declare. You need to go to a border thats open 24 hours, many are no need to wait 10 hours.

As a resident you need to declare in 24/48 hours, I cant remember which.

If you have a CH license you are driving illegally as you license does not cover you to drive foreign registered cars. It's the same in any country in the EU.
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If you come as a tourist you don't need to declare. You need to go to a border thats open 24 hours, many are no need to wait 10 hours.

As a resident you need to declare in 24/48 hours, I cant remember which.

If you have a CH license you are driving illegally as you license does not cover you to drive foreign registered cars. It's the same in any country in the EU.
Yes. This is correct.
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Yes. This is correct.
I thought the thread was about residents importing a foreign registered car & not about somebody going on holiday, so there seemed little point in explaining that it's ok as a tourist.
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See what I found in the customs website: http://www.ezv.admin.ch/zollinfo_pri...x.html?lang=en


Great! So I don't need to change the ownership of my car!
I have been using my car back in my country for more than 2 years, but the car is in my father's name. The car's not new (it's been bought over 6 years).

I am also a Swiss Resident (Permit B) since August.

1. Do I have to pay any import taxes if I can prove that I've been using it?
2. Can I also transfer ownership to my name in Switzerland, upon changing plates?
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Re: Moving a car to Switzerland not registered to me

So You haven't owned the car for....
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So You haven't owned the car for....
I've been using it for more than 2 years (my father can guarantee that, by a declaration, as mentioned) but I don't own it. Do I have to change it to my name and wait for 6 months, first?
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Re: Moving a car to Switzerland not registered to me

AFAIK... you must have owned the car for 6 months prior to your arrival.
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I've been using it for more than 2 years (my father can guarantee that, by a declaration, as mentioned) but I don't own it. Do I have to change it to my name and wait for 6 months, first?
In the link that you quoted is says this:

17. My car has been used by me for more than six (6) months but the papers of the vehicle are in the name of my father/ mother/ employer. How do I proceed?
In addition to the documents belonging to the vehicle a declaration from the person/company shown in the documents has to be submitted. It must be clear which person(s), from when and for what reason the vehicle was used by the person(s) other than those mentioned in the documents belonging to the vehicle.
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Once you have a CH license, you can not drive a foreign registered car in CH, unless you have officially declared the car to customs on arrival.
I thought you could not OWN a foreign registered car and drive it in Suisse if you have a Swiss licence...?

My GF has a Swiss driving licence and she is a named driver on my UK insurance for my car which is UK registered.

It seems strange that she would be able to drive my car anywhere else but not in Suisse...?

Does anybody know the exact rule about driving foreign cars on a Swiss licence?
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