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Leaving Switzerland : Driver Licence

Does anybody know if there are any formalities with Drivers Licence when leaving? Do I simply take my Swiss one with me, and hand it in to New Zealand and they give me a NZ one (again)?
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Re: Leaving Switzerland : Driver Licence

What does the NZ authorities web site say? Have you even tried to look this up?

Otherwise, you exchange it like you exchanged your previous one for a Swiss one. Like I exchanged my UK for CH, CH for MT, MT for CH,...
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On the NZ side I have checked and its ok. I am more concerned on the Swiss side . I do not find anything, I guess it is because there are no specific formalities?
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No doubt
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Does anybody know if there are any formalities with Drivers Licence when leaving? Do I simply take my Swiss one with me, and hand it in to New Zealand and they give me a NZ one (again)?
If you give it back you won't have a driving license....... so keep the Swiss one until you transfer it.
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On the NZ side I have checked and its ok. I am more concerned on the Swiss side . I do not find anything, I guess it is because there are no specific formalities?
The procedure from the Swiss side: You keep it and follow the procedures of your new country of residence. Be aware of the exchange and validity periods. In California you have just 14 days, in Germany 6 months. After that the Swiss license is no longer valid for driving, but may or may not be still valid for exchange.

If you lose it while a resident aboard you can request a statement about your driving privileges in Switzerland (Bestätigung über die in der Schweiz registrierten Fahrberechtigungen Art. 24h Abs. 2 VZV) which you may use to get a new license in you country of residence.
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