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Old 03.06.2010, 20:35
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How do you get your personal car plates?

If you convert your EU driving licence to a Swiss one -
do you 'automatically' through the same application/red ribbon get your personal car plates along with Swiss driving licence?
Or is this a whole new story?

Is your driving licence somehow associated with your car plates?
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Old 03.06.2010, 20:41
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If you convert your EU driving licence to a Swiss one -
do you 'automatically' through the same application/red ribbon get your personal car plates along with Swiss driving licence?
Or is this a whole new story?

Is your driving licence somehow associated with your car plates?
No it has nothing to do with your driving license. You will need to get a swiss one if you are going to live here more than 60 days and before you have been in Switzerland more than 1 year.

I think it is similar for cars.

Try this thread.

Good luck, it isn't as bad as all that as long as everything is kosher, so to speak. The only potential issue is passing the Safety Inspection for the car.
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Good luck, it isn't as bad as all that as long as everything is kosher, so to speak. The only potential issue is passing the Safety Inspection for the car.
...or passing the pollution test. Dont forget the swiss insurance as well.

In short, it is a whole separate exercise, if your car is fairly new and in good shape (and did not come from Britain) it should be easy. If not, expect quite a lot of costs.
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...or passing the pollution test. Dont forget the swiss insurance as well.

In short, it is a whole separate exercise, if your car is fairly new and in good shape (and did not come from Britain) it should be easy. If not, expect quite a lot of costs.

Why not from UK??
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...or passing the pollution test. Dont forget the swiss insurance as well.

In short, it is a whole separate exercise, if your car is fairly new and in good shape (and did not come from Britain) it should be easy. If not, expect quite a lot of costs.
Fortunately, the pollution test is trivial to pass, as long as you car is running correctly, according to factory specs and you own a vehicle made for the EU and related markets. (i.e. CH)

Plus, it's good for 2 years from the time of issue.
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