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Re: Modifications to UK cars when registering the car in Switzerland

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Presume that is what you are given once all the checks have been done that the car has had all the required mods?
How many times do you need the information? Don't presume, do a bit of research,
http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=import+car+UK
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How many times do you need the information? Don't presume, do a bit of research,
http://www.englishforum.ch/search2.php?q=import+car+UK
Sbrinz, if youre not going to be helpful, don't post. I've already done the research and the searching and advice are either potentially out of date or unclear.

This forum is supposed to be a helpful site for people moving to Switzerland, yet on almost every thread there is someone like you posting patronizing links to searches you've done. Stop trying to make a point, if you're not happy with a thread, just ignore it. Easy.
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Sbrinz, if youre not going to be helpful, don't post. I've already done the research and the searching and advice are either potentially out of date or unclear???

This forum is supposed to be a helpful site for people moving to Switzerland, yet on almost every thread there is someone like you posting patronizing links to searches you've done. Stop trying to make a point, if you're not happy with a thread, just ignore it. Easy.
You are ignoring previous good important information, not mine, otherwise you would not assume the COC is a certificate of completion. Do the research, or people like me might not be so helpful in future, and you will get no replies.
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Presume that is what you are given once all the checks have been done that the car has had all the required mods?
No, it comes from the manufacturer.

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You are ignoring previous good important information, not mine, otherwise you would not assume the COC is a certificate of completion. Do the research, or people like me might not be so helpful in future, and you will get no replies.
I'm ignoring nothing, I can't find the info out there. If you can find a thread which has the exact info I'm looking for that isnt quite old, then please post and I'll happily read it. The fact you've just posted a link to a search, which isnt even what I'm asking (I'm asking about what mods are needed to register a UK car, not import it) suggests you can't.

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No, it comes from the manufacturer.

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Thanks Tom. For anyone wondering you can contact coc@ford.com when in the UK to get one. Should be free I believe.
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Thanks Tom. For anyone wondering you can contact coc@ford.com when in the UK to get one. Should be free I believe.
Just emailed them and received the following back. This is exactly as I got from them, so the terrible grammar is all them!

Thankyou for contacting the Ford Motor Company Passenger Car Certificate ofConformity e-mail address. Should you require a COC or information on relatedPassenger Car Type Approval issues for European sourced vehicles, please sendyour written request explaining the purpose for your request (i.e import/exportfrom Europe, congestion charge, other) a copy of your Registration document (please do not send the original document ) along with a A4 self addressedstamped envelope and a cheque or postal order to: UK Dealer Assistance CentreCar COC Room 1/607 Ford Motor Company Ltd Warley Central Office Eagle WayBrentwood Essex CM13 3BW An amount of £82.25 is required for a National TypeApproval, Certificates of Conformity or Commission Letters. Cheques or PostalOrders need to be made payable to Ford Motor Company Limited. Please quote thefull 17 digit Vehicle Identification Number. • Please be advised that anyvehicle with Right Hand Drive (for use in a member state having Left HandTraffic flow) built before April 1997 cannot normally be issued with aCertificate of Conformity. Vehicles before this date and back to August 1978can be issued with a National Type Approval Certificate. • Please be advisedthat if you are importing a vehicle from Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man,the Certificate of Conformity, National Type Approval and Commission Lettersare free of charge. • If you require a COC or information on related CommercialType Approval issues for European sourced vehicles, please send a blank emailto cvbrand@ford.com from this you willreceive an automated response advising how to apply for the appropriatecertificate. • If you require a Congestion Charge exemption for CommercialVehicles, please also email cvbrand @ford.com . • If you require a COC forolder vehicles (built before April 1997) being exported to France, pleasecontact Patrick Zarifian of Ford France on 00 33 161 01 62 62. • We are unableto provide Certificates of Conformity for Spanish M1 vehicles (Tourneo's) asthey are only technically approved for Spain. Please contact Manuel Luna ofFord Spain on 00 34 91 714 53. • Please be advised that we can only issueNational Type Approval, Certificates of Conformity or Commission Letters forvehicles that have been built for the European Market. If you require advice onany other related subject please contact us by: Email: coc@ford.com Or Fax to: +44(0)1277 253116 OrPhone: +44(0)1277 252888 .

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Re: Modifications to UK cars when registering the car in Switzerland

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Are you able to register the car with Swiss plates if you say you are bringing it back to the UK within the year?
No, I dont think so. You have to keep your UK plates if you are taking it back to the Uk within the year.
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Re: Modifications to UK cars when registering the car in Switzerland

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Some insurers have longer periods - mine currently says 180 days per year (special IAM deal). However on renewal in March I will go to Stuart Collins (www.stuartcollins.com) who have an AXA policy that allows unlimited foreign use. About 25% more expensive than a normal UK policy, about half the price of the best Swiss insurance quote I got.
This will only work if you have a domicile address in the UK and the car is still registered to there. If you "leave" and are no longer a UK resident this is shall we say dodgy as hell...
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This will only work if you have a domicile address in the UK and the car is still registered to there. If you "leave" and are no longer a UK resident this is shall we say dodgy as hell...
Yes, I would agree with that. You need to have a domicile address in the UK. If this is the case and you are only bringing your car in for a short time (less than a year) then dont worry about modifications. We got ourselves in to a right stress before we came here because of all the conflicting information but when we arrived and registered our car at the local canton everything became really clear and simple. As long as the car has had a recent MOT and you have all the essential documents, (proof of purchase etc) then you will be absolutely fine.
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This will only work if you have a domicile address in the UK and the car is still registered to there. If you "leave" and are no longer a UK resident this is shall we say dodgy as hell...
Not UK resident but still have company and house in UK. All declared to insurance company.
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Not UK resident but still have company and house in UK. All declared to insurance company.
But you aren't UK resident are you and that is the point, and most UK insurance companies reserve the right to cancel cover or not renew when you give up UK residency. I would read the small print of the policies, and have it confirmed in writing by the insurer "as I am non UK resident and now based in Switzerland you will still provide full cover, as if I were UK resident", and not a call to a helpless helpline maned by a moonlighting Afghan goat herder baseg in Poland, or chat with a broker that may loose income if you cancel .... then let us know.

People fudging the issue by saying I have a house, bank account or a blockbuster video membership won't cut the mustard with a Swiss rozzer in the event of a kontrol or accident. I saw three motorway accidents on my drive home from a chummy day's skiing today, 1 involving what looked to be 6 or 7 cars, so having Hans Peter Schumacher drive up your tail pipe would spoil your day, finding out you weren't covered......

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But you aren't UK resident are you and that is the point, and most UK insurance companies reserve the right to cancel cover or not renew when you give up UK residency. I would read the small print of the policies, and have it confirmed in writing by the insurer "as I am non UK resident and now based in Switzerland you will still provide full cover, as if I were UK resident", and not a call to a helpless helpline maned by a moonlighting Afghan goat herder baseg in Poland, or chat with a broker that may loose income if you cancel .... then let us know.

People fudging the issue by saying I have a house, bank account or a blockbuster video membership won't cut the mustard with a Swiss rozzer in the event of a kontrol or accident. I saw three motorway accidents on my drive home from a chummy day's skiing today, 1 involving what looked to be 6 or 7 cars, so having Hans Peter Schumacher drive up your tail pipe would spoil your day, finding out you weren't covered......

Peace of mind of being fully legal and protected is just pain to some
I appreciate your concern .

Seriously, Stuart Collins specialise in this kind of arrangement. The car is registered at our UK address (a real one) and that's the UK address on the policy. The car is also legitimately registered on a 13.30 here. I have made the broker absoutely clear about where we live so there is no smoke and mirrors. It doesn't pay to withhold information on an insurance policy.

I'd import it but it just isn't worth the hassle, being RHD and a special model that wasn't sold in Switzerland so it would need a special approval for the technical control. I doubt Mini Finance would like me changing the number plates if it comes to that. It'll almost certainly go back to the UK and be given back to the finance company in less than 12 months anyway.
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