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car and L permit...

hallo,

again L permit's troubles..

I was adviced that after 1 year living in Switzerland one should convert his driving license and convert the plate of the car.. so my questions are:
- do the conversion of the driving license apply also to L permit? How do I interpret formally the fact that I stay 1 year, and then the renewal is again 1 year? I would read the fact as I start counting from 0 months, and not from 12. Or do I have the duties of a B (or higher level) permit without the gains?
- if the changes (license&plate) apply, I am on the edge of buying a new car. Then I should buy a swiss plated car. What are then the problems?

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Re: car and L permit...

Edo, you should change your licence within 12 months of arriving here.

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How do I interpret formally the fact that I stay 1 year, and then the renewal is again 1 year?
You don't interpret it. The license must be changed within 12 months of arrival unless you enjoy diplomatic status.
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Re: car and L permit...

There are no problems buying a car with an L Permit. I was on an L Permit when I bought my car, and hadn't even transferred my license at that point.

You must change your license before you have been in the country for 1 year. It is 12 months from the time you enter the country. If you wait until after that you cannot drive on your foreign license and must do a driving test to get your Swiss license.
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