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We are not worried about rhd. Hes done it before. We are more worried about what forms to bring when we import it. It was my turn to pick out the car and we are both very satisfied with what we chose. Not going to give up the car now already attached
Get over it, it's just a car, sell it and get a similar one here
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Thank you for your input but no thank you.
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Having driven my UK car here, the biggest challenge is parking machines (and toll booths when you drive to Italy). Get a LiberT tag for France, and French tolls are easy - costs 1euro every month you use it.

The paperwork is a bit of a pain. Get to the border, bring your V5, they will then charge you the import tax (unless you owned the car more than 6 months before the day your Swiss residence permit was issued). Bring the car into Switzerland. Next, you'll need temporary Swiss plates, insurance, a certificate of conformity (get it from the Swiss dealer of the car brand - they will know what you are asking for), emissions test and MFK (like an MOT, but they somehow seem to want the engine bay to be clean. The UK trick of covering anything "bad" with mud doesn't work here.). Once you have all that (I may be forgetting something), you get your new Swiss plates*.

Congratulations, your car is now Swiss.

M.

* I have left out that at each step, you need to pay... you'll realize pretty quickly that services that are free in the UK you need to pay for here The biggest expense is customs and VAT - only applicable if you didn't own the car for more than 6 months before you moved here.
This is very helpful thank you. Considering the 90% time he is driving with me in the car, I am sure we will try to make it manage.
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Re: Importing a car from UK to Switzerland

"Importing" is different to "re-registering" and you'll need different documents for each. Requirements for both can be found by googling.
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Just one last question if anyone knows, do we need a COC certificate?
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... are you planning to live here indefinitely and are happy with the hassle of driving around with a right had vehicle?
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i can tell you from experience its a pain in the backside sitting on the wrong side of the car when its your everyday driver. .
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He will soon discover that it's a right royal pain in the arse. Seriously.
Honestly, you guys need to worry about something more serious. I've driven a RHD car here for nearly 9 years and it's no problem at all. Yes, if you go into a ticketed car park on your own, you have the tremendous inconvenience of getting out and walking round to the machine to take your ticket. Apart from that outrageous imposition, it makes no difference whatsoever.
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Just one last question if anyone knows, do we need a COC certificate?
Yes.

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Yes.

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Just out of curiosity, cars that are owned longer than 6months, do we still need it (CoC)? or just for the new cars less than 6months. I have been looking online and haven't found anything that says about a COC for importing cars that are personal property. Or is that just for registration?
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Just out of curiosity, cars that are owned longer than 6months, do we still need it (CoC)? or just for the new cars less than 6months. I have been looking online and haven't found anything that says about a COC for importing cars that are personal property. Or is that just for registration?
you need a COC for all cars (except old timers that won't have one) for any car you try to import here
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Just out of curiosity, cars that are owned longer than 6months, do we still need it (CoC)? or just for the new cars less than 6months. I have been looking online and haven't found anything that says about a COC for importing cars that are personal property. Or is that just for registration?
You do not need the CoC for an import. You will need the CoC for registration.

According to this guideline from the StVA Zurich https://stva.zh.ch/dam/sicherheitsdi...IMPO201612.pdf you may not need a CoC for an hosehold goods import. The foreign registration papers are good enough. I think at least as long as the EU type approval number is mentioned in the paper. Nevertheless an additional CoC can make your life easier and registration of the car a smoother experience.

Edit: The guideline from SAN Vaud says the very same as I did. Not needed, but can make life easier (non exigible, mais facilitant la miseen circulation.).
http://www.vd.ch/fileadmin/user_uplo...cule_leger.pdf
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