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Can I take over a number plate?

My partner is buying a brand new car and her old car I will take over.
The dealer says it is easier for her to get new number plates and I keep the old ones. Is this true?
Or is it easier for her to keep her old plates and I apply for new plates?
Looking for advice as to which is easier admin wise.
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Re: Can I take over a number plate?

What does partner mean? Married? Otherwise a transfer might not be possible.

"Easier" is a loose term. The administrative expenses are in both cases rather minimal and comparable.

The easiest way is to keep the old car registered in your partners name and annonce to the insurance that you will be the main driver.

Note: Registered holder and rightful owner of the vehicle can be two different person. Being registered as the holder does not mean you are the owner.
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Re: Can I take over a number plate?

It's very easy to transfer a plate. You fill in a form from the motor license office in your canton, both have to sign it (the giver and the receiver) and that's it. I understand though, at least in Ticino, no money may chnage hands for the plate.
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Re: Can I take over a number plate?

We live together but are not married.
Sorry about the term easy.. I mean minimal form filling admin wise. cost isn't an issue. I was thinking to just insure it in my name and keep the registration in hers, if its possible..aSwissin confirms that's possible so i will probably do that
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It's very easy to transfer a plate. You fill in a form from the motor license office in your canton, both have to sign it (the giver and the receiver) and that's it. I understand though, at least in Ticino, no money may chnage hands for the plate.
In canton Zurich there is a CHF100 fee for changing over...
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I was thinking to just insure it in my name and keep the registration in hers, if its possible..aSwissin confirms that's possible so i will probably do that
Nationality, age, sex and how long you've held the licence can make a big difference. Getting multiple offers before you even talk to an agent is recommended. See comparis.ch for example.
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