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To change or not to change plates? [for car when moving canton]

Hi all,
I have 2 questions:
I recently moved from kanton BL to kanton SZ.
My car has BL plates and I wonder if I should change them since in July I plan to change car (leasing terminates).
1. Should I go through the process (and SFr.) to change plates or should I just stay with the BL ones until July?
2. My driving license says "Ausstellbehörde = BL-CH"....not being able to find a translation for that word , do I also need to change my driving license?

Thx.
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Old 10.12.2013, 14:47
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

I don't have an answer, just wanted to share the translation I found for Ausstellbehörde: my dictionary says "issuing authority". Makes sense for you?
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Old 10.12.2013, 14:49
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

You have to change plates and your driving license if your registered address has changed, you don't have a choice in the matter. The fine for not doing so in the allotted time will be more than the not so high cost of doing it.
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You have to change plates and your driving license if your registered address has changed, you don't have a choice in the matter. The fine for not doing so in the allotted time will be more than the not so high cost of doing it.
And I'm pretty sure that when we moved canton BS-OW we received instructions as to how and when to do so when we registered in our new gemeinde. My licence was the old paper one so was physically removed and a new plastic card one issued, my wife's was already the new format so wasn't changed.
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Hi all,
I have 2 questions:
I recently moved from kanton BL to kanton SZ.
My car has BL plates and I wonder if I should change them since in July I plan to change car (leasing terminates).
1. Should I go through the process (and SFr.) to change plates or should I just stay with the BL ones until July?
2. My driving license says "Ausstellbehörde = BL-CH"....not being able to find a translation for that word , do I also need to change my driving license?

Thx.
Yes, you have to change both, no choice in this matter. The Verkerhsamt is in Pfäffikon or Schwyz. http://www.sz.ch/xml_1/internet/de/a.../d938/p364.cfm

Did you also register at the local gemiende? I'm pretty sure that this triggered correspondence from the Verkehrsamt when we moved to SZ.

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Old 10.12.2013, 15:10
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

When I moved from ZH to TI, I changed after 6 months or so, because I didn't have a permit for TI so they wouldn't change the registration until I got it.

My daughter just moved from TI to BE, but is keeping her TI plates for the time being (she put the car in her sister's name), and her boyfriend is keeping his TI plates by retaining his domicile in TI.

You certainly can live in one canton, and have a vehicle registered in another. Lots of Swiss Germans have cars with TI plates that they leave down here, and come by train.

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Did you also register at the local gemiende? I'm pretty sure that this triggered correspondence from the Verkehrsamt when we moved to SZ.
Yes I already registered at the Gemeinde but I haven't received any notification from the SZ Verkehrsamt. Actually I have received the bill from the BL Verkehrsamt for next year.

Do you know if I can change the plates and my driver's license the same day at the same place?
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Yes I already registered at the Gemeinde but I haven't received any notification from the SZ Verkehrsamt. Actually I have received the bill from the BL Verkehrsamt for next year.

Do you know if I can change the plates and my driver's license the same day at the same place?
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Yes, you can. Well, I did, at least.
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

License plate: The car needs the license plate from the canton where the car is normally stored over night. Art. 77 VZV


If you have to change it you will need:
Gray card, proof of insurance (contact your insurance company, they will send it online to the StvA), proof of residence, the old license plates.

Drivings license: Paper license, you have to exchange it for a credt card one. Credit card license, no exchange needed. But you have to show your proof of residence at the StVA.

http://www.sz.ch/documents/mb_AA_KW.pdf
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

SZ will be cheaper. Tax runs from 1st January so get a move on - you may be able to do the car without the permit.

80 francs is the cost to change. They will take the old plates for you. You can do the licence at the same time if you have the permit - they may accept a Wohnsitzbestätigung.

What's not to like?
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Old 14.10.2014, 11:30
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When I moved from ZH to TI, I changed after 6 months or so, because I didn't have a permit for TI so they wouldn't change the registration until I got it.

My daughter just moved from TI to BE, but is keeping her TI plates for the time being (she put the car in her sister's name), and her boyfriend is keeping his TI plates by retaining his domicile in TI.

You certainly can live in one canton, and have a vehicle registered in another. Lots of Swiss Germans have cars with TI plates that they leave down here, and come by train.

Tom
Hi there, I "reopen" this discussion since I 'm in the same situation.
I have already the permit, so the first step is to go to the geminde in TI and I guess they can tell me what to do next. Is this correct?
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Old 14.10.2014, 11:39
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Re: To change or not to change plates?

You have your permit so swing over to Camorino and enjoy the waiting room.

Before you go, notify your insurance that you're doing a change of address.

When you get there, take your old plates and grey card in with you - the insurance cover note will be on the system. They will take those off you and you'll get TI plates and a new grey card. You will need your permit.

They speak no English and little German (more of an unwillingness, I'd say).

ENJOY!!!
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You have your permit so swing over to Camorino and enjoy the waiting room.

Before you go, notify your insurance that you're doing a change of address.

When you get there, take your old plates and grey card in with you - the insurance cover note will be on the system. They will take those off you and you'll get TI plates and a new grey card. You will need your permit.

They speak no English and little German (more of an unwillingness, I'd say).

ENJOY!!!
With the instructions everything is easier

So I have to go to Camorino even if I live in Lugano I have to find a lift

By the way do you know if there's a recalculation with the car insurance?
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So I have to go to Camorino even if I live in Lugano I have to find a lift
Don't you have a car?

But yes, you do, all of Ticino has to go to Camorino.

Or do it by mail.

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Don't you have a car?

But yes, you do, all of Ticino has to go to Camorino.

Or do it by mail.

Tom
I have the car of course, but if I have to remove the plate how can I get there?
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I have the car of course, but if I have to remove the plate how can I get there?
Is this a serious question?
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Is this a serious question?
In the parking lot at Camorino, same as everyone else does?

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Re: To change or not to change plates? [for car when moving canton]

Nobody specified that they are going to give you straight away the new one....
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Nobody specified that they are going to give you straight away the new one....
I think I do in post 12. Rather clearly.
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Re: To change or not to change plates? [for car when moving canton]

Ok it's even better.
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