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How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

Hi hoping someone could please help! My partner received a speeding fine from Switzerland last week following a holiday back in September. Somehow over the Christmas period it must have been thrown away! I’ve done a lot of searching on the internet but without a reference number we are stuck on how to pay. We only have a few days to pay this before the fine increases so we are panicking! Does anyone know a number to call to pay this? Hoping they will let us with just the registration number of the car! Thank you in advance!
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

You'll need to know who issued the fine. There's no such thing as a "Swiss" traffic ticket. It will probably have been issued by one of the cantonal police departments, or by city police. Try to find out where the speeding offence took place.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately we have no idea who issued the fine so back to square one, have tried the Swiss embassy this morning with no luck.
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Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately we have no idea who issued the fine so back to square one, have tried the Swiss embassy this morning with no luck.
I think you're out of options. Because all issues related to driving licences and offences are dealt with by quasi-autonomous cantonal police forces, there is no central bureaucracy to query about this at this point.

Only if you were to continually fail to pay the fine would your name and reg number be added to a list available to customs and police to use in the case you might be stopped and checked by them, but even at that stage I doubt very much that they would give you that information on request.

So I think you'll just have to face up to the increased fine when it comes and chalk it down to experience.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

Did it arrived by registered post? If not, you're probably best off waiting and they'll send you another reminder/warning letter.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

i'm sure they won't let you forget about it
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

Where did you spend the holiday? Which airport did you fly out from? Did you rent a car or used your UK car? with more information we can try to help you.

You need to contact the police of the canton. So let's say it was in Geneva, you need to contact the Police in Geneva. Same in Vaud or Zurich.
If you are not sure which canton that is, we can help you or you can look for on google map.
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Where did you spend the holiday? Which airport did you fly out from? Did you rent a car or used your UK car? with more information we can try to help you.

You need to contact the police of the canton. So let's say it was in Geneva, you need to contact the Police in Geneva. Same in Vaud or Zurich.
If you are not sure which canton that is, we can help you or you can look for on google map.
I second this. If you know the canton, you can call the police and hand them the license plate number. This helps them find the infraction in their system and resend the bill before it becomes a problem.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

In most cases you get a friendly reminder, complete with payment slip. Only if this is not paid within a short time do things escalate.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

I was flashed on the way to Malpensa in 2018, and we were then away for 3 months. The fine arrived, then a reminder with a warning if they issued another reminder they would add CHF 20 I think it was. Luckily we were back just in time to pay the reminder and that was it.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

If it was a rental car, then the rental agency may be able to help you. I would assume the police would contact the agency to find out who was driving the car.
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Re: How do you pay speeding fine without the ticket?

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Thank you for getting back to me. Unfortunately we have no idea who issued the fine so back to square one, have tried the Swiss embassy this morning with no luck.
Just try contacting every canton you drove through.
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Just try contacting every canton you drove through.
Plus the bigger cities with independent police.
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if it was a rental car, then the rental agency will pass on the details of the fine to you along with a disproportionately large admin fee. I would assume the police would contact the agency to find out who was driving the car.
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