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Re: Reissue of a Swiss License

Stop being a Wally and swap your German licence. If you move back to Germany you swap it back. It’s not valid whilst you’re not living there anyway!
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Re: Reissue of a Swiss License

Are you sure you ‘lost’ your Swiss license? Perhaps the Israelis took it when they issued their license.
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TomLis, you are banging your head against the wall. You don’t understand why the rule exists. But what do you want? They are not going to bend their rules for you. Suck it up.

Other licenses are issued for a fixed period of time. Israel is 10 years. Swiss licenses do not expire. That alone could explain why their rules are different
I do not know what is the connection - but ok, in Israel the renew of a License for Private Licenses is almost automatic - I just did mine with a simple Online app.

U say the Swiss is unlimited? great. so - why does it matter?
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Are you sure you ‘lost’ your Swiss liscense? Perhaps the Israelis took it when they issued their license.
Good one, but I have an Israeli License since 1998, while the Swiss one I got much later. But good try i must say.
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Stop being a Wally and swap your German licence. If you move back to Germany you swap it back. It’s not valid whilst you’re not living there anyway!
Interesting. I asked in Düsseldorf VB before I left and they said the German one I can always use when I visit Germany. I am actually looking now for a Link to what u just wrote.
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Stop being a Wally and swap your German licence. If you move back to Germany you swap it back. It’s not valid whilst you’re not living there anyway!
And what is a WALLY? Man, I study so many nice Words in this Forum
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And what is a WALLY? Man, I study so many nice Words in this Forum
A silly person
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What would u do in my Case?
Fill out the form:
https://www.zg.ch/behoerden/sicherhe...ehrer.pdf/view

Send it off, pay the invoice...

If your Swiss license is still registered on the system, you'll get a license. If not, you'll need to either convert one from another country, or pass the test here again if you don't want to convert.
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Cool, maybe there is a place for a Daily Life special EF Words.
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Fill out the form:
https://www.zg.ch/behoerden/sicherhe...ehrer.pdf/view

Send it off, pay the invoice...

If your Swiss license is still registered on the system, you'll get a license. If not, you'll need to either convert one from another country, or pass the test here again if you don't want to convert.
Thanks, great Comment finally. Oh, and I just read, if I understood correct, that I have 1 Year to "Convert", so I have enough Time to research and find a solution.
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Old 30.08.2021, 12:38
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Thanks, great Comment finally. Oh, and I just read, if I understood correct, that I have 1 Year to "Convert", so I have enough Time to research and find a solution.
The solution is either do the conversion now or drive on a foreign licence for a year and then do the conversion. Alternatively move out of Switzerland again before the year over. No other options.
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The solution is either do the conversion now or drive on a foreign licence for a year and then do the conversion. Alternatively move out of Switzerland again before the year over. No other options.
Thanks, I actually am going to wait, no need for a rush.
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The solution is either do the conversion now or drive on a foreign licence for a year and then do the conversion. Alternatively move out of Switzerland again before the year over. No other options.
Or stop driving.
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Old 30.08.2021, 14:00
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As always, seems to me I should played it dumb here. Just say nice hey I lost my German License and my Swiss.

Amazing how they could make things complicated here....
Indeed. And people always take extreme positions forgetting that laws are different around the world. I got a license reprint back at home during the last vacations because my Swiss licenses allows up to vehicles of 3'500 kg when my original license allowed 6'000 or 7'000 kg (don't remember exactly). I borrowed a truck from a friend and he needed so driving help, so reprinted my license. Anyway, my license for medium-weight vehicles is not valid here because I'm been living here for several years and have a Swiss license.

For the sake of curiosity, it would be interesting to know where in the Swiss law it's written that other countries are forbidden from giving someone a driving license. The law says you give one copy of the foreign license, nothing about getting a reprint after that.

To the concerned citizens, calm down. These days with databases accessible through the police smartphones, no one is idiot enough (hopefully) to lose a license in Switzerland because of traffic infractions, go back home to get a new one and pretend nothing happened.

TomLis, I guess show up to the cantonal office telling you lost past licenses but you once had a Swiss one. You lose nothing by asking. If it doesn't work, get a German license and switch it for a Swiss one. A few francs more in costs but that's how it is.
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Or stop driving.
Or take a driving test…
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I am very happy to talk Politics but I do not see the relation to the License?

would it be diferent?
It would be the same. Licenses and politics have no relations? Maybe, really just maybe in this specific case not. Think about Obama, the great fuss about giving driving licenses to aliens so they could get access to Obamacare (and incidentally the same aliens could drive to their slavery working place, picking a bale of berries, just sayin’…).

Switzerland, being governed by a right wing conservative government for the past 30 years, has strong policies against non-residents having any relations with its institutions.

Sometimes the Questions here are amazing!
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Indeed. And people always take extreme positions forgetting that laws are different around the world. I got a license reprint back at home during the last vacations because my Swiss licenses allows up to vehicles of 3'500 kg when my original license allowed 6'000 or 7'000 kg (don't remember exactly). I borrowed a truck from a friend and he needed so driving help, so reprinted my license. Anyway, my license for medium-weight vehicles is not valid here because I'm been living here for several years and have a Swiss license.

For the sake of curiosity, it would be interesting to know where in the Swiss law it's written that other countries are forbidden from giving someone a driving license. The law says you give one copy of the foreign license, nothing about getting a reprint after that.

To the concerned citizens, calm down. These days with databases accessible through the police smartphones, no one is idiot enough (hopefully) to lose a license in Switzerland because of traffic infractions, go back home to get a new one and pretend nothing happened.

TomLis, I guess show up to the cantonal office telling you lost past licenses but you once had a Swiss one. You lose nothing by asking. If it doesn't work, get a German license and switch it for a Swiss one. A few francs more in costs but that's how it is.
I really wonder what People are thinking here and their prio in Life.

The Swiss allow to have multiple Passports, which is actually quite a big potential Security Hole, but multiple Driving License? Oh boy, Catastrophe... (almost as big as playing outside after 2200).

But again, people do not activate their Head, just screaming 'accept the Rules or leave'...
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Re: Reissue of a Swiss License

They allow you to keep other passports so if they revoke you the Swiss citizenship and expel you, you are not an apolid and you cannot be refused entry from the other land.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/terrori...-time/45221270

As the case of Shamima Begum showed, it’s quite controversial to create an apolid citizen and trying to deport them from a western country to a less developed country.

Well, surely less controversial than forcing people to convert their driving license.
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They allow you to keep other passports so if they revoke you the Swiss citizenship and expel you, you are not an apolid and you cannot be refused entry from the other land.

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/terrori...-time/45221270

As the case of Shamima Begum showed, it’s quite controversial to create an apolid citizen and trying to deport them from a western country to a less developed country.

Well, surely less controversial than forcing people to convert their driving license.
LOL. You did read the title which said "for the first time". Thanks for the link, that was interesting, have not heard of the case.

As to driver's license: If one wants to receive a driver's licence based on a foreign one, it makes sense to me to lose the foreign one. It's an exchange. After all, anybody could just get the Swiss driver's licence the "normal" way and then have two.

I knew several people who got the American driver's licence in the US (from scratch basically) during their holidays (non US) then had two. In fact one friend when he lost the Swiss one for a (long) while used his US licence as soon as he crossed the Swiss border and never had problems. I got a free holiday out of this system once by driving him to Italy, spending a fun week there while he drove to his business appointments himself and swapping wheel before the Swiss border on the way home. The only time I drove a Maserati a longer distance.
Don't know if this still can be done (get the driver's licence while visiting the US) it was a long time ago.
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Don't know if this still can be done (get the driver's licence while visiting the US) it was a long time ago.
I don’t think so. Driver’s licenses in the US are now the defacto ID for domestic flights, drinking age, just about everything. Rules have been tightened since 2001/09/11.
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