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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

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Dear all, Just wanted to post an update about my car. It is now imported and sports brand new VD license plates.
Overall, how much has it cost you? Do you know how much the shipping cost? Was it worth the effort?
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Old 26.05.2020, 18:34
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Overall, how much has it cost you? Do you know how much the shipping cost? Was it worth the effort?
My employer was covering my moving costs up to 20K CHF. My car was shipped with my household items so I did not really pay for the shipping.

There is also no import tax for cars brought in as household items. I ended up just paying the 200 CHF for the AMAG certificate about the lights.

I had bought my car only a year before I moved (certified preowned). If I had sold my car in US, I would have lost 11-12K on the purchase price. I believe a similar car here would have cost me 5-10K more to purchase so it would have been 50% of the price of my car. In my case, it made sense for me to bring it IMHO. But I have now lost the warranty and the service package.
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Old 27.05.2020, 17:09
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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

Today I received a bill from SAN. I was charged 185 CHF for inspection, 45 for circulation permit, and 60 for license plates and 479 CHF for automobile taxes from May to December.
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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

This is a very helpful thread. I'm facing a similar struggle now. Would you mind sharing which shipping company you used for bringing in the car? Thanks a lot!
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Old 18.09.2020, 12:57
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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

I used my moving company which is called Harsch. They brought my car in the same container as my household items.
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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

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. But I have now lost the warranty and the service package.
should car been manufactured in EU - you would be covered 2-years after orginal purchase date.

I have done Q7 that way back in 2009 and worked all like a charm even so AMAG didn't want to honour it at first - one call to Audi Germany solved all that for good .
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Re: Importing a car from US to CH

in the process of importing a far less fancy and older car from Canada as part of my household, I decided to go that route bc to me, the cost/benefit seemed to be worth it. Ppl say that it probably wasnt a good idea, but when I ask back at what cost I could acquire a similar car here, they realize it very well is worth the move, that is, as long as it is part of your "Uebersiedlungsgut/Umzugsgut". If you work with intl movers, they would take care of all the customs,because both household and car would travel together in one container.that part is pretty straightforward, I dont know all steps you would have to take if you wanted to load and ship container on your own. Once your container arrives, you will have to get the car inspected and insured in order to have it registered so you can drive. It takes some papers from customs and other documents and a lot of patience to get a RDV to have the import inspected and registered. You could look into driving around with foreign plates which seems technically possible (up to 1 yr I think) but probably unpractical if you plan on settling here.
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