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Old 07.10.2011, 14:55
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Z plates and CoC

I have a year 2000 EU car that has had Zurich Z-plates on it 2003-2004. This year I moved to Zurich permanently and imported that car with other household goods. Now I wanted to get it registered here and was told that I need a CoC for a car that has already been registered here in Zurich. I still have the old plates and the green registration/insurance paper as proof.

As an added bonus the garage that is doing maintenance service (and registration) on the car, said they can get the CoC but it will cost a flat 2000e.

Do I have any other options than pay the 2000e or is just fiction that you need CoC for a car that has already passed the inspection and has been previously registered here in Zurich?
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I have a year 2000 EU car that has had Zurich Z-plates on it 2003-2004. This year I moved to Zurich permanently and imported that car with other household goods. Now I wanted to get it registered here and was told that I need a CoC for a car that has already been registered here in Zurich. I still have the old plates and the green registration/insurance paper as proof.

As an added bonus the garage that is doing maintenance service (and registration) on the car, said they can get the CoC but it will cost a flat 2000e.

Do I have any other options than pay the 2000e or is just fiction that you need CoC for a car that has already passed the inspection and has been previously registered here in Zurich?
Google euro coc, you should be able to get one for a couple of hundred euro.
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Old 07.10.2011, 15:48
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Re: Z plates and CoC

Ok, I now learned that a factory issued EEC Certificate of Conformity in English was provided but not accepted by the Strassenverkehrsamt. Explanation: Switzerland is not EU so it has to be a Swiss importer/dealer issued CoC and that will cost 2000CHF. So I guess I'll just pay it and shut up.
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Ok, I now learned that a factory issued EEC Certificate of Conformity in English was provided but not accepted by the Strassenverkehrsamt. Explanation: Switzerland is not EU so it has to be a Swiss importer/dealer issued CoC and that will cost 2000CHF. So I guess I'll just pay it and shut up.
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Re: Z plates and CoC

I imported my car at the end of last year and simply obtained a Certificate of Conformity from the manufacturer. This was Ford and as far as I remember it was in English which the Stassenvehrkehrsamt accepted. I would double check with them.
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I already feel very welcome. I can see money is also very welcome to Switzerland as long as it doesn't stay in my pocket :-)
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Re: Z plates and CoC

I paid 150 chf a few months back for my 2001 BMW , maybe it is around 2000 for the whole import process?
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Re: Z plates and CoC

A couple of years back, in a far away EU country, I ordered an EU CoC from Germany for a 1999 US model Z3 Roadster. I think it cost about 650e back then. As an example how useless all this CoC paperwork is, they sent me the right paper confirming that the Z3 Roadster is in fact a Z3 Coupe and the local registration authorities wrote it on the registration documents like that. It was a sort of a hassle to get a new corrected CoC and change the coupe into a convertible.
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I ordered one for my british vw earlier this year from eurococ.eu, it cost €85 and the Zurich strassenverkehrsamt were perfectly happy.
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