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Export License

I tried to look for a thread that applied to this, but didn't find one just yet. I was looking to buy a SUV that probably won't pass in it's current state the MFK test.
I know it will pass the test in another EU country, say France for example. I need to use the vehicle for moving some stuff, but only need to use it for the next 2 weeks to a month. From which I can let it sit in storage for awhile, in France. I will still be staying in Switzerland, but can store the car in France.

I was told I can buy the car, drive it around here for up to a month, then have it out of the country in about a month. It is less expensive for me to buy the SUV as opposed to renting an equally sized car, and using it in the same way, in far less that amount of time.

Anyone know the details of an export license, or if it can be used in this way? I have no intentions of doing something incorrect, I just want to know if this were a possible option, and cause no problems, how can I do it, and what is involved?

I know there have been discussions on importing and exporting before, but anything that could apply to this exact situation?

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Re: Export License

What does it say in the ad, for export only? Is the MFK present at the moment and valid? During this time, do you plan to export it to France and register it there? You as a Swiss resident are not allowed to drive foreign registered car in Switzerland. I would be very careful and not touch a car without valid MFK and especially not with the "ab platz, fur export" sign. You have no idea what is wrong with the car to fail the Swiss test and you can not really know if it will pass the French test. It might be possible and cheap, but also it might be very expensive. What if the car breaks down in the middle of the road? Than you will have a lot more to deal with...
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Old 18.03.2012, 18:11
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What does it say in the ad, for export only? Is the MFK present at the moment and valid? During this time, do you plan to export it to France and register it there? You as a Swiss resident are not allowed to drive foreign registered car in Switzerland. I would be very careful and not touch a car without valid MFK and especially not with the "ab platz, fur export" sign. You have no idea what is wrong with the car to fail the Swiss test and you can not really know if it will pass the French test. It might be possible and cheap, but also it might be very expensive. What if the car breaks down in the middle of the road? Than you will have a lot more to deal with...
The problem is with the Overdrive, and the interior lights. The mileage is fairly low, and the car does drive. I suppose my intent would be to share my current license plate, as I have been told I can do that, and share it until I would take it over the border.
But those are all fine points, and I will discuss them with my mechanic next week. I am not dead set on this particular car, but the information could be useful in the future as well.
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