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Old 04.05.2009, 16:36
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Manual Permit included in doing test in Auto

Hi,

I was just lining up some driving lessons in a manual car as I've only driven in the US in an automatic car, the instructor seemed pretty certain that in Geneva if I do the test in an automatic car my permit will be valid in my mother's manual car. Anyone know if this is correct or not?

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Old 04.05.2009, 16:43
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Re: Manual Permit included in doing test in Auto

This certainly is wrong for first time exams and I'm not sure if it's different for changing a foreign license.
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This certainly is wrong for first time exams and I'm not sure if it's different for changing a foreign license.
My US licenses never stated that they were valid for manual vs. automatic transmissions only. Likewise, when I converted to a Swiss license, they didn't care either.
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Re: Manual Permit included in doing test in Auto

Yeah not doing the first time test but the "control" test to make sure I can drive

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My US licenses never stated that they were valid for manual vs. automatic transmissions only. Likewise, when I converted to a Swiss license, they didn't care either.
Cool! Hopefully it's the same for me!

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Cool! Hopefully it's the same for me!

Mark
In my case, when I applied for the swiss license, my NY license (which never stated for auto or manual) was given back to me along with the new swiss license. No control testing or specifications that I'm only allowed to drive automatic cars.
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