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Using EU car in Switzerland

Hello everyone,


I will soon move to Switzerland, for 6 month, sended by my company. I would like to take my car with me, but I get lost with all the permits types, and restrictions. Can someone help me, and confirm, that with my work permit (attached) I could leave my car with EU plates, not registering it in Switzerland for that period of time, and use it without restrictions? If its possible what form I need to fill for the custom office?
I would be really gratefull if some one could help me


Kind Regards,
Michał.
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Old 26.10.2017, 20:33
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

Document is barely readable?
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

If you sign out in your homecountry but keep the car registered in it, it might be difficult to find an insurance willing to cover.
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

If you own the car: you declare it when entering Switzerland, at a big crossing point. The customs officer will give you a statement that you can drive your car here for 6 months before you import it or take it back to th EU.
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

Sorry, the quality via forum attachement is terrible.
http://oi65.tinypic.com/25hd8p1.jpg

Sbrinz - are you sure it will work with my permit?
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

The permit is irrelevant.
If you want to hear it from the horses mouth, phone or email the customs and they'll respond in a day or so.
Number can be found on ch.ch
They are friendly and professional, and virtually guaranteed to speak English.
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

Michal, the decree says you may stay 120 days between November 1st and April 30th ("Aufenthaltsdauer" is length of stay).

I would hate to have raised a false alarm but that appears to leave you two months short. Perhaps enquire.

As for the car, I think you will have to declare it at the customs and that's that. But as has been said, do get confirmation by the customs office. You want to mention whether you intend to register here and get an apartment or similar, as the decree says you don't need to register.
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If you own the car: you declare it when entering Switzerland, at a big crossing point. The customs officer will give you a statement that you can drive your car here for 6 months before you import it or take it back to th EU.
Maybe it has changed but I drove my EU car 12 months. After that I went to Strasseverkehrsamt and I asked them if I could use it 2 more months. They were really nice and they gave me permission for two more months.
I have not declared my car at the border when we came in.
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Maybe it has changed but I drove my EU car 12 months.
It hasn't changed, it is 12 months.

Sbrinz is wrong.

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It hasn't changed, it is 12 months.

Sbrinz is wrong.

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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

Simple, stop at the border, declare, get Form 15.30. Done.

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When crossing the border [not as a tourist], vehicles on which duty has not been paid must be declared for customs clearance spontaneously and without delay (principle of self-assessment).
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To my learned colleagues at the bar: How long is the period when the owner is only here temporary? I wrote 6 months to be sure, but it might be less. Can one of you learned gentlemen please find the EXACT rule?

We all know it is 12 months when one moves here, but he only has a short visiting permit.
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To my learned colleagues at the bar: How long is the period when the owner is only here temporary? I wrote 6 months to be sure, but it might be less. Can one of you learned gentlemen please find the EXACT rule?

We all know it is 12 months when one moves here, but he only has a short visiting permit.
As long as custom gives an exempt. But up to 2 years should not be an issue, as long as you declared it when you first crossed the border and got your Form 15.30
Art. 30, Art. 35 Abs. 1 and Art. 164 Abs. 2 ZV https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...713/index.html
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Re: Using EU car in Switzerland

Just for a closure - at the border I went to the Custmoms office, showed my work permit, and after short discusion with the customs officer, she filled the 15.30 form and give me a permit. I needed to pay something around 20 CHF for that. Funny thing is that I have work permit for half a year, and I stated that I will stay in Switzerland for only half a year, but I got the permit for driving the car for two years. No idea why, but I am not complaining
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