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Hi all,

Planning on relocating to CH next year, I am 43 and have been living in the Far East for the last decade.

I no longer hold a UK driving license as I am non-resident.

I am wanting to ride a bike in CH... I had a big bike license when I was in my 20's in the UK, but that is no longer valid.

I am aware of the timescales and hours required to gain a new license for a big bike in CH, but my question is this:

As an EU national, can I buy a big bike when I arrive or is there some waiting time until permits are finalised etc?

Thanks for any information....
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Re: Motorcycle License

I can't see any relation between the purchase of a motorbike and your permits (what permits?). You can actually BUY any vehicle you like. Though using them on public roads is quite something else.
After the age of 25 you can get a learner's license for any motorbike.
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I can't see any relation between the purchase of a motorbike and your permits (what permits?). You can actually BUY any vehicle you like. Though using them on public roads is quite something else.
After the age of 25 you can get a learner's license for any motorbike.

Thanks for that... What I meant was, I can walk into CH on my UK passport, but to buy a bike don't I need my residence permit?

If so, is there a time delay for a UK national to get a res permit, before I can buy the bike and get my learner license?
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Re: Motorcycle License

No, you don't need a residence permit to buy a bike. But if you want to register it (get number plates for it) in CH, you will need an address and to be registered (yourself) in your chosen canton -- and for that, you'll need a residence permit.

But if you're a UK national, it shouldn't take you too long to get your B permit.

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No, you don't need a residence permit to buy a bike. But if you want to register it (get number plates for it) in CH, you will need an address and to be registered (yourself) in your chosen canton -- and for that, you'll need a residence permit.

But if you're a UK national, it shouldn't take you too long to get your B permit.

Hope this helps.
That's great... I was beginning to deduce that... My initial confusion was between non EU and EU nationals...

Thanks again..
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Consult the Canton's MotDep ("Strassenverkehrsamt") web site for all sorts of Questions, for instance Zürich: www.stva.zh.ch
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