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Old 29.07.2008, 10:28
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Waiting for my permit, can I buy a car?

Hello,

I would like to buy a 2nd hand car but I am still waiting for my permit. Can I do this? Do I need to wait for the permit to apply for the license plates?

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Re: Waiting for my permit, can I buy a car?

Last year, my partner and I bought a second hand car whilst we were waiting for our permits to come through... from recollection, I think we simply showed the car registration place a letter from the canton stating that our permits were being processed and showed them our current UK driving licenses (together with the paper counterpart ).

However, I am not sure if it's that simple in every canton; we are in Vaud. But I am sure if someone has had a different experience, they will say.

It's probably best to head down to your local car registration place and ask them what they need from you.

Good luck.
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Re: Waiting for my permit, can I buy a car?

Hi I bought a car from a dealer (new though) in Zurich and had no permit at the time. All he asked for was a letter from the Gemeinde stating that I live in that particular address (A confirmation of address. I had submitted the rental contract before, whilst applying for the permit)
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Re: Waiting for my permit, can I buy a car?

Thanks guys! Was easier than I thought. Just had to get that letter from the canton and sign for a new grey card - easy! Also, I found out that I could have kept the original License Plates had I told the Insurance people that I wanted to. Could have saved myself 65Chf - dang!
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