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Old 08.10.2019, 18:14
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions, Mark II

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I have a car in the UK. I cannot insure it with a Swiss licence. I must have a UK Licence for my car insurance to be valid.

I want to occasionally drive in Switzerland after 12 months.

Is this possible?
This is foremostly an UK insurance issue. From the story I read so far UK car insurances seam to bit a bit anal.
The options I see:
-Find an UK insurance willing to insure you.
-Do the Swiss driving license from scratch.
-Ask the Swiss authority if they can keep the UK license on hold, so that you can temporary exchange it when you need in the UK (using EceErgin problem)

Some UK wise/national with a better idea?
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Old 08.10.2019, 18:40
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I am so frustrated. Maybe if I understand the logic, it will be easier to accept.
Many thanks in advance
Be courteous, friendly, but strict and precise.

Point them to
ASA Richtline No. 1 Abschnitt 36, Seite 22 https://asa.ch/wp-content/uploads/we...ndex.html#p=22
Artikel 44 Absatz 4 Verkehrszulassungsverordnung https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...index.html#a44

then ask them nicely if you missed something and if yes based on which other applicable law or regulations they intend to keep the driving license.

If they do not name any other regulations and still want to keep the other license request an "anfechtbare Verfügung" why they do not follow Art. 44 Abs 4 VZV / ASA No.1. An "anfechtbare Verfügung" is an official decision against which you can formally object. The Verfügung must instruct how you can object and what the time limit is.
https://www.konsumentenschutz.ch/wie...iner-behoerde/

If they name other applicable laws or regulations note them down and request a copy of them. Then check what is written there before you request an "anfechtbare Verfügung".
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions, Mark II

Hello,

Many thanks for having created this post and for sharing all the information.
I read something that could apply to my case, but I prefer to ask.

I got in Switzerland 2 years ago, as a student - so no need and money to drive , I have now started working - Zurich canton, so I want to convert my licence.

I have an italian B licence issued in 2012, so no problem, I would say. In 05.2019 - during the semester break, I went in Italy and issued an A licence - unlimited motorcycles.

1. Is a - big, huge dramatic, problem the fact that I went back to Italy while I was a Swiss resident and issued a licence?
2. If the answer to 1. is no, will I have a provisional license because of the A licence I got less than 12 months ago?
If the answer to 1. is yes, what should I do? still give it a go?

Thanks a loooooooot!!!
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions, Mark II

Regarding license on probation: What maters is the date when you first got category B or A. If either of this date is more than 12 months before you became a Swiss residence then you will not get a license on probation.

Regarding acquiring an additional category while you were a Swiss residence. In the worst this category is void in Switzerland and it can not be exchanged. As you have been a Swiss resident for more than 12 months your foreign driving license is any way not valid for driving in Switzerland.

What can you do?
- Apply for a straight swap by mail and simply select all categories, see what you will get.
- Fill in the exchange form and hand it in at the counter at the StVA and specifically ask if also A can be swapped.
- If you do not get A, apply for a learners permit, do the needed courses, pass the test. Total cost is around CHF 500.
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Re: [Drivers licence] Conversion and questions, Mark II

In foreign countries achieved driver licenses while being a Swiss Resident are only recognised here if they were achieved during a stay with a minimum of 12 consecutive months in that country.

So legally your cat A. is worthless here.

On the other hand, just apply and it might be your lucky day.
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Hi guys, I started the process of changing the Spanish drivers license last week in Basel Land, and today I got a letter that they were doing some investigations and so on (according to google translator.... ) and that I have to pay 70 Chf.

Is this normal?
Hey!
As a fellow spanish I am deeply curious on how did the whole conversion went. Did you have any issues with it at all?

I am planning to bring my car (spanish plates) and will be looking to register it in Switzerland.
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