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Old 15.07.2011, 01:00
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End of 3 year "probation" license

Hiya, it's late, forgive me but my searching skills have gone out the window.

I passed my test here in CH, never had a license from another country. These days when you learn here, after you pass the practical test you get a 3 year probationary license to drive and during that time you have to do 2 courses - the so called "2nd phase" courses.

OK, so I've done all that, done my 2 courses and my 3 year license will expire in September. Does anyone know what I'm supposed to do now then? I do remember that the 2 phase guy told me that I had to hang onto the certificates until a few months (or even 1 month) before my license expires and then send them in (because they won't accept them before the "probezeit" is close to expire as I have to be "clean" during the time) but how do I actually exchange the license? Surely there's a form to fill in or a procedure to follow this being the land of rules? I've searched the Baselland MFK website and I can't find any form (in their list of about 30) that seems appropriate.

Put me out of my misery someone and post me a link or explain it to me will you? Ta muchly.
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Re: End of 3 year "probation" license

go to their office. to get the license they can take all your info right there and send it to you later on. If you do it by mail there is always a document missing....
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Re: End of 3 year "probation" license

Just wanted to add to this should someone be looking in the future....

The answer I got from the MFK is that one month before the probation period is up you just have to send your two certificates from the courses to the MFK. You're not allowed to send them any earlier than one month before your license expires. The guy I spoke to advised a covering letter, and a photocopy of my license (although not strictly needed as the license number is on the certificate) and then I should just get in the post a new one with the date starting when the old one expires. Presumably there will be a bill attached, I'm not expecting it to be for free although he didn't tell me what it costs!
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Re: End of 3 year "probation" license

I recently had my Swedish driving license replaced with a Swiss one and today it finally arrived. Unfortunately I still had probation time on my Swedish license when I handed it in and therefore I'll have to do the "2-Phasenausbildung" before the time period expires.

This makes me a bit nervous since my German leaves a lot to be desired so I'd love if you could tell me a bit about how you experienced the course? Were good German skills required and did you have to talk a lot? Do you have to pass theoretical and practical tests? If yes, how did it work?

Thanks in advance!
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