Swiss driver’s license

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Swiss driver’s license

Swiss driver's license

Unlike some countries, Switzerland doesn’t have a graduated licensing system with learner’s permits. You can apply for a full driver’s license directly if you meet the requirements.

Eligibility:

  • Be at least 17 years old.
  • Have lived in Switzerland for at least three months.
  • Pass a medical examination by a certified physician (usually required for applicants over 70 years old).

Steps to Getting a Swiss Driver’s License:

  1. Apply at the Cantonal Road Traffic Office: The process is handled by the cantonal road traffic office where you reside. You can find contact information for your local office online here:

  2. Complete the Application: The application form can usually be downloaded from the cantonal road traffic office website or filled out in person at the office.

  3. Pass the Theory Test: The theory test is a computer-based exam that assesses your knowledge of Swiss road traffic regulations and safe driving practices.

  4. Take First Aid Course: You’ll need to complete a 10-hour first-aid course offered by a certified instructor.

  5. Pass the Practical Driving Test: The practical driving test evaluates your ability to handle the vehicle safely on the road and in various traffic conditions.

  6. Receive Your License: If you pass all the tests, the cantonal road traffic office will issue your Swiss driver’s license by mail.

Swiss Driver’s License

The new Swiss driver’s license introduced in April 2023 is a credit card format (CCF) high-security document. It features the following:

  • Personalized data laser engraved on the card
  • Microchip containing the driver’s information
  • Security features to prevent counterfeiting

Additional Information:

  • Foreign Driver’s License Exchange: If you hold a valid driver’s license from a country with a reciprocity agreement with Switzerland, you may be able to exchange it for a Swiss license. You can find more information on the requirements on the ch.ch website her
  • International Driving Permit: If you are a visitor from a country without a reciprocity agreement, you may need to get an international driving permit to drive in Switzerland. This permit is valid for three years alongside your valid foreign driver’s license. student drivers license

Remember, these are general guidelines. It’s always best to check the latest requirements with your cantonal road traffic office for the most up-to-date information.

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