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Importing motorcycle after 2 months

I drove my (Irish registered) motorbike from Ireland to Switzerland a few months ago. I had the intention of driving it back to Ireland but have decided now to import it.
Reading the importation rules etc it says to get a form at customs when bringing the (intended import) vehicle into Switzerland. Given that I didn't do this do I have to go back to the border crossing to do this or is there somewhere in Zurich where this can be completed?
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Re: Importing motorcycle after 2 months

You probably need an export form from the EU so yes you need to go to an EU customs office (but that doesn't necessarily mean you have to take the bike with you) before you can get an import form from the Swiss. I don't think the process for a bike is any different than for a car.
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Re: Importing motorcycle after 2 months

Did you list it on your Form 18.44 ? General tipp regarding form 18.44. List all you have even if you do not actually intend to bring it to Switzerland. There is no need to actually import the stuff, but if you wish to import later it saves you some leg and paper work

If yes, I would drive out of Switzerland, and then back in at an other manned crossing during business hours. Do not forget to do all need export formalities first or you might not be able to import it. In the worst that would need a stamp from the Irish authorities. (See this story from a Spanish guy https://www.englishforum.ch/transpor...car-spain.html )

If no, contact Swiss customs and ask how you can add the motorbike which you left in Ireland to your Form 18.44. Then do the above.

Contact details and further information from Swiss customs: https://www.ezv.admin.ch/ezv/en/home...ried-and-.html
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