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Old 05.11.2011, 21:14
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Re: Yet another car import question...

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do you have a relative that you could use a mail address, I got a 365 day green card, as my car is leased so I have to take it back in April, but you need a notional address in the UK.
That could be insurance fraud, the insurance co need to know you don't live at the address your giving. Insurance in the uk is based on 'Utmost Good Faith'.
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Re: Yet another car import question...

Thanks all. Perhaps one of those litter grabber sticks will be a useful addition to the car for going in and out of car parks....

I gave Stuart Collins a call and explained the whole situation. They seemed happy to insure me on that basis. I'll get my mot redone and road tax renewed just before I leave which hopefully will mean I'm good for a year of driving in CH.
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Old 06.11.2011, 11:09
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OK I wasn't accurate enough in specifying both import and swiss registration; when I said formally exported I meant the whole process completed ie with Swiss plates, which of course is actually 2 steps. I have a letter from DVLA export division confirming that they have closed the file on my car now they have proof of export and uk road tax is no longer required.

(I'm only saying this because bb2's post sounded like you would have to keep paying uk road tax etc forever, which of course is not the case when the car is completely swissified)
Yes sorry wasn't totally clear, if your car has uk plates on the it must be fully uk road legal at all times, once you export it from the uk the plates are taken from you (if you import it into Switzerland then the Swiss take the plates from you and send them back)
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Yes sorry wasn't totally clear, if your car has uk plates on the it must be fully uk road legal at all times, once you export it from the uk the plates are taken from you (if you import it into Switzerland then the Swiss take the plates from you and send them back)
the stva were quite puzzled when I said its no point taking the plates as i can just get another set made in any car shop in the UK or online if i wished.
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Yes sorry wasn't totally clear, if your car has uk plates on the it must be fully uk road legal at all times, once you export it from the uk the plates are taken from you (if you import it into Switzerland then the Swiss take the plates from you and send them back)
They never asked for the plates when I did this. Was some time ago, in BS, but they weren't in the least bit interested.
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