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I'm British, currently resident in Geneva, and will be moving back to the UK in a couple of months.  I have pets, and will need to drive them from Geneva to UK on the final day of the move.  


By that time I will have sold my Swiss car. I'm hoping to bring my UK car to CH 3-4 weeks before leaving, to make sure I've always got wheels (after selling CH car), and for the final departure with a boot/trunk-load of animals.  UK car is registered in my name, parents' address, not currently insured. 


I spoke to a bunch of UK insurance companies today.  As I'm not currently a British resident they can't/wont insure me to drive my UK car, either in the UK or anywhere else. I have to be resident in Blighty before they'll insure me.


So... Has anyone else faced this?  Will Swiss insurance companies provide cover for a non-Swiss car that I want to bring into the country on a temporary basis (plan will be to have the UK car in CH for the final 3-4 weeks or so, before driving to UK and rescinding Swiss residency). I tried contacting my CH insurance company (AXA) but haven't heard back. 


Any (genuine, helpful) advice will be gratefully received.  


Thanks!


 

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Advice please Smile


I'm British, currently resident in Geneva, and will be moving back to the UK in a couple of months.  I have pets, and will need to drive them from Geneva to UK on the final day of the move.  


By that time I will have sold my Swiss car. I'm hoping to bring my UK car to CH 3-4 weeks before leaving, to make sure I've always got wheels (after selling CH car), and for the final departure with a boot/trunk-load of animals.  UK car is registered in my name, parents' address, not currently insured. 


I spoke to a bunch of UK insurance companies today.  As I'm not currently a British resident they can't/wont insure me to drive my UK car, either in the UK or anywhere else. I have to be resident in Blighty before they'll insure me.


So... Has anyone else faced this?  Will Swiss insurance companies provide cover for a non-Swiss car that I want to bring into the country on a temporary basis (plan will be to have the UK car in CH for the final 3-4 weeks or so, before driving to UK and rescinding Swiss residency). I tried contacting my CH insurance company (AXA) but haven't heard back. 


Any (genuine, helpful) advice will be gratefully received.  


Thanks!


 


Vanessa FFeb 13, 2018 @ 18:06
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Re: Car Insurance - bringing UK car to GVA for 1 month before permanently relocating to UK
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go directly to the car office Geneva because they have plates with insurance for export ... if that's what I understood ...

http://ge.ch/vehicules/plaques-pour-exportation

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go directly to the car office Geneva because they have plates with insurance for export ... if that's what I understood ...

http://ge.ch/vehicules/plaques-pour-exportation

Cantonal Service of Vehicles
Route of Veyrier 86
1227 Carouge
T. +41 22 388 30 30
Hanifa o, Feb 14, 2018 @ 11:04
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Did you find a solution‽ 


You could ask your parents to insure it in their name with yourself as an extra driver + cover for european travel.
The AA do breakdown and european travel insurance.
Let us know the outcome, I may find myself in a similar situation shortly.

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Did you find a solution‽ 


You could ask your parents to insure it in their name with yourself as an extra driver + cover for european travel.
The AA do breakdown and european travel insurance.
Let us know the outcome, I may find myself in a similar situation shortly.


Shirley T, Mar 27, 2018 @ 08:19
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Did you find a solution‽ 

You could ask your parents to insure it in their name with yourself as an extra driver + cover for european travel.
The AA do breakdown and european travel insurance.
Let us know the outcome, I may find myself in a similar situation shortly.


Mar 27, 18 08:19

HI. Yup. Did exactly this. Transfered car into Mum’s name in UK. Insurance in her name in UK also, with me as named driver. We’ll transfer all into my name once I have moved to UK.


 


 

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HI. Yup. Did exactly this. Transfered car into Mum’s name in UK. Insurance in her name in UK also, with me as named driver. We’ll transfer all into my name once I have moved to UK.


 


 


Vanessa F, Mar 27, 2018 @ 08:43
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