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Emilianobiker 26.08.2019 01:34

Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Hi everyone, I would like to know how hard it is to convert your US driver license to a Swiss one. I am an Italian citizen, currently resident and living in the USA, I got my first an only driver license here in the US. My family now lives in Switzerland and might move back there soon. Will I have to restart from zero, go to classes and take exams to get my Swiss license or can I just pay to convert my US one? It looks like in Italy I would have to re do the whole process... hopefully it is not like this in Switzerland :msncrazy:

Thanks,

Emiliano

st2lemans 26.08.2019 10:27

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Just convert it.

If you have had it less than two years, or are under 25, you will also have to take some courses.

My daughter moved back here with her US license last year and just had to pay, no tests.

Italy is different, when my niece moved there for school, she had to take lessons and the tests (US license).

Tom

cckh 26.08.2019 17:26

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Super easy. Just file in the form, get an eye exam (5 mins) and bring your US license with you.

I got everything done in < 2 hours.

* There is no queue in the dmv office here.

aSwissInTheUS 26.08.2019 18:55

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cckh (Post 3094820)
* There is no queue in the dmv office here.

No queue? Last time I had two, TWO (!) people in front of me and had to wait three minutes!!! :msnmad:

cckh 26.08.2019 19:37

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
But 100% certain is shorter than DMV in the US, and no appointment needed.

Emilianobiker 28.08.2019 00:47

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by st2lemans (Post 3094691)
Just convert it.

If you have had it less than two years, or are under 25, you will also have to take some courses.

My daughter moved back here with her US license last year and just had to pay, no tests.

Italy is different, when my niece moved there for school, she had to take lessons and the tests (US license).

Tom

Thanks! I have had my US license for 4 year but and have driven in Switzerland before with my US license and international driving permit... and also got stop when I was re-entering Swiss territory from France and everything went well. However when I'll convert it I will only be 23 yrs old. Does that mean I have to take a course?

Emilianobiker 28.08.2019 00:47

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by cckh (Post 3094820)
Super easy. Just file in the form, get an eye exam (5 mins) and bring your US license with you.

I got everything done in < 2 hours.

* There is no queue in the dmv office here.

Are you 25 or older?

aSwissInTheUS 28.08.2019 11:56

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
For any question regarding driving license exchange see this informative thread:
http://www.englishforum.ch/transport...s-mark-ii.html

If you still have any questions please ask it in the other thread so that all is neatly at one place.

Emilianobiker 30.08.2019 05:05

Re: Converting my US driver license into a Swiss one
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by aSwissInTheUS (Post 3095297)
For any question regarding driving license exchange see this informative thread:
http://www.englishforum.ch/transport...s-mark-ii.html

If you still have any questions please ask it in the other thread so that all is neatly at one place.

Will do! Thanks


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