If you are thinking about moving to Switzerland with your car, you must be ready to undergo some formalities. First, the vehicle must be checked and imported, plus you must get car insurance. The car should also be re-registered under Switzerland’s regulations within one year after moving. If you have owned your vehicle for less than six months, you must pay import duty, but the car is duty-free if you owned it for more than six months.
First, your global relocation service provider must include your car with personal effects declaration and provide you with a customs forms used for importation. The documents that you need are:
If you owned the car for more than six months:
If you owned the car less then 6 months before moving:
Each expat who moves to Switzerland with their car has 365 days from the date of registration to acquire a Swiss driver’s license. You must undergo a test drive and eye test if you are from a country that is not a member of the European Union, EFTA or exempted countries.
Do you think about taking your own car to Switzerland from abroad? We would be happy to explain you everything you need to know and to support you with the whole procedure. Contact us now for a personal consultation.