Foreign driver's licenses

Foreign driver's licenses

If you stay in Switzerland for more than 12 months (entry date according to the valid residence permit), you must exchange your foreign driver's license and license plates. (Point 311, Guideline No 1 of the ASA, Association of Road Traffic Offices).

We recommend submitting the conversion request before the end of the 12 months so that you are entitled to drive without interruption.

If you drive a category B, B1, C, C1, D, D1 or F vehicle professionally, transport is not permitted before you receive the Swiss driver's license.

Information Department of Transportation (only German and French)

Infoblatt Strassenverkehrsamt

pom_svsa_mb005-erwerb-schweiz-fu.pdf