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Old 16.04.2012, 12:34
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Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

Ok car guru's, could you please advise me on this one as I'm not sure.

The car is a Swiss car on Swiss plates and for private sale. The owner missed the invitation date for MFK as he was out of the country, and a second date has been given for May. The car is in a different Kanton to where I live and to get a test in Zurich can take 8-12 weeks... so passed May.

Should I buy this car, what are the insurance implication/legality if the MFK expires before the change of ownership/registration in newKanton/test date is sorted out.

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Old 16.04.2012, 12:41
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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

MFK doesn't expire.

What will happen, is that some time after you register it in your name, they will send you an invite to bring it in for MKF.

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Old 16.04.2012, 12:50
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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

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MFK doesn't expire.

What will happen, is that some time after you register it in your name, they will send you an invite to bring it in for MKF.

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Old 16.04.2012, 12:55
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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

I can also confirm this. When I bought my car the mfk was quite old...i have no idea how he got away with it. Anyway...it was in Luzern and just a few days after I registered the car in Zurich...mfk letter was at the door. Very quick

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What will happen, is that some time after you register it in your name, they will send you an invite to bring it in for MKF.

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Simple as that.... thanks Tom
Yes, used to be more complicated, i.e. doing MFK before registering, but they changed it a few years ago (this info from my local mechanic, as I bought a scooter from a friend with Zurich registration that hadn't had an MFK since new eight years ago), registered it no problem.

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Yes, used to be more complicated, i.e. doing MFK before registering, but they changed it a few years ago (this info from my local mechanic, as I bought a scooter from a friend with Zurich registration that hadn't had an MFK since new eight years ago), registered it no problem.

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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

Exactly right... but now I'm curious as I know what you were searching for .... Expect a phone call in, oh, approximately 2 seconds
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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

Does the fact that the car is a 2001 have any impact?

EDIT: Sadly it's not a TVR

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Does the fact that the car is a 2001 have any impact?

EDIT: Sadly it's not a TVR
Just that it is will be every 2 years for the MFK - that is all. Autoscout is awash with 2001/02 cars without a current MFK.
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Re: Car from another Kanton with almost expired MFK

its not 2001, its december 2000
and not like on pictures
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Just that it is will be every 2 years for the MFK - that is all.
Unless you live in Ticino, then it's every four or more.

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and not like on pictures
So what is it?

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