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Registering a vehicle in Switzerland as a not a Swiss resident

Hi everybody,

I'm planning to buy a home in Switzerland for vacation, and I was wondering if it was possible after I will have a home here to actually buy and insure a vehicle. I'm a non-resident, just will come as a tourist.

The only confirmation that I was able to find is this

Registering a vehicle in Switzerland if you are not a Swiss resident
The Automobile Service's authority to issue Swiss plates depends on where the vehicle is stationed. If you are not a resident, but have a second home in Switzerland, and the vehicle is stationed in Switzerland, then it can be registered. Plates are issued according to where the car is stationed. You must pay all registration fees and taxes in advance.


Can somebody confirm this? Also, what does it mean exactly that the vehicle should be stationed in Switzerland, is it possible to leave the country with it for a while? If it's not possible that's fine, but it will be perfect if I could leave the country for 3 months. Any clarification is really appreciated. Thanks
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Yes, BUT if you live in the EU, you cannot drive it in the EU.

Best register it where you live, for example I keep a Swiss registered vehicle in Trieste.

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Yes, BUT if you live in the EU, you cannot drive it in the EU.

Best register it where you live, for example I keep a Swiss registered vehicle in Trieste.

Tom
Thanks for the response.

So basically I can drive it only in Switzerland? If for example I don't live in the EU, I would be able to drive it around?
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So basically I can drive it only in Switzerland? If for example I don't live in the EU, I would be able to drive it around?
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