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Old 07.03.2019, 20:26
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I went to the canton transportation office. They told me "wait I have to talk to my manager, holdon.........." then they said they will not accept expired licences.
Even not when you have a driving record extract which shows the categories you would get?

Hard to believe, because the Swiss themselves will not issue a new driving license in case your residency is abroad but just a driving record extract as well. See Art. 24h Abs. 2 VZV https://www.admin.ch/opc/de/classifi...247/index.html

Unfortunately this exact situation is not mentioned in the ASA 1 https://asa.ch/wp-content/uploads/we...ndex.html#p=19, or the the relevant ordinance.
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Second best, if your second (valid) licence is accepted here, would be to return to the other country where you hold the valid licence, add the motorcycle endorsement there (assuming it's relatively cheap and easy to do so), then present your shiny new all-encompassing licence to the Swiss authorities with a smile and a few francs.
Do not know about other countries driving license. But usually they show when you acquired a new category. If got the category while being a Swiss resident it will not be converted.

But adding A when you have already B (and vice versa) is much cheaper and simpler.
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Swiss license from scratch is a very costly and very long process.
Only if you are an idiot.

My daughter failed the written three times, but passed the practical for car and unlimited motorbikes, in two different cantons, on the first try.

She had maybe 6 paid lessons, plus the courses and a patient father.

(her husband failed on his bike at the same test at the same time for riding too slowly! )

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and a patient father

This is the problem for most of the Auslšnders here... we don't have much of a social circle especially during the early years. Asking someone to regularly "drive with us" is nearly impossible so we have to go the paid-profi route. Tom, if you convert the hours you drove with your daughter into "paid" lessons, I'm sure that would be a tidy sum.
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