CAR IMPORT PROCEDURE: HOW IS A CAR IMPORTED INTO SWITZERLAND?

Learn step by step how to import a car into Switzerland. Thanks to Import-Butler as a brand of CO2 Börse AG, importing a car has never been easier.

SEARCH CARS

Search and find a suitable offer abroad. Thanks to Mobile.de you can find over 1.6 million offers and calculate all costs quickly and easily.

CALCULATE CAR IMPORT

Calculate online in just a few steps the complete import up to the registration in Switzerland. Of course, VAT is taken into account as well as the exchange rate.

CONTACT DEALER

After you have found a suitable offer and calculated all costs, contact the dealer abroad. If desired, we can arrange for an independent vehicle valuation in Germany.

BUY A CAR

Once you have reached an agreement with the car dealer, you can settle the amount in euros through us at special conditions. You transfer the purchase amount to us in Swiss francs and we change the amount into the desired currency at the exchange rate advantage.

IMPORT COMMISSION

Once you have reached an agreement with the car dealer, you can settle the amount in euros through us at special conditions. You transfer the purchase amount to us in Swiss francs and we change the amount into the desired currency at the exchange rate advantage.

CUSTOMS

If a car is imported into Switzerland, it must be cleared through customs at the Swiss customs office. For a correct declaration, you need an import declaration. On the other hand, if you want to get the foreign VAT back, you need an export declaration.

TRANSPORTATION

To transport your new vehicle safely to Switzerland, we organise the transfer by lorry.
Note: If you are transporting the vehicle on your own, you will need a customs licence plate and import hull insurance.

CO2 ISSUES

If you buy a car that has been registered for less than 6 months, you must also pay a CO2 tax. Save up to 50% thanks to CO2 Börse AG!

VEHICLE INSPECTION

Before your new car can be registered in Switzerland, a motor vehicle inspection must be carried out. Thanks to our MFK Express service, long waits were a thing of the past.

COMPARE CAR INSURANCE

To register your car with the Road Traffic Office, proof of insurance is required. Compare with us and benefit from special conditions on your annual premium.

SWISS APPROVAL

We register your import car in your canton of residence and organise your Swiss licence plates on request.

Watch the Process of Car Import

Process of Car Import - Map