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Old 06.08.2012, 07:34
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Expiring US License

I searched the forums but could not find anything related to my scenario. I will appreciate your help.

I am now doing an internship in US and I got my first driving license a week ago. Unfortunately, it expires in October since my US visa also expires on the same date.

I am returning to Switzerland before that, beginning of September. This raises three questions to mind:

1) Will I need to take a driving test in Switzerland if I apply to convert my US license to a Swiss one before expiration date of US license?
2) What is the procedure if I decide to convert after US license expires?
3) Does my short duration of driving experience have an impact on conversion process?

Thank you.
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Re: Expiring US License

From my experience, when I converted my US license, they wouldn't take an expired one, I had to have a current license to convert to a Swiss drivers license. But I also had to prove I've had the license for a certain amount of time. You might have problems because of the short duration of your current license.

I would just go to the Service Cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation at Blécherette and ask them.
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Re: Expiring US License

I also used my US driver license to convert to Swiss one. You need to be able to show them that you have at least 3 years of driving experience in the US (I showed them my old US driver license) and that your current one is not expired. Otherwise, they would not let you convert.

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