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Old 17-11-2009, 12:59 PM   #1
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Moving from UK to Switzerland

I'll be moving from the UK to the Basel area in a couple of months, and would like to take my R32 GTR with me.

Can anyone help with pointers and tips on how best to go about it in order to get shiny Swiss plates on the car?

Are there any companies in the area who would be able to help with conversion and registration?

Any help would be appreciated.
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Hi mate, I´m not from switzerland as you can see, but I do know a little about it and it is a right pain to get a Skyline registered in Switzerland, that´s for sure. Even worse than it is in Germany. Quite time and money consuming process. You will defo need to convert your headlights by using some sort of E-marked solution and in addition to that get an expensive emission test (not the regular one that we all know from MOT/TUV etc) done. Normally they will also want to test your car for noise. Not only your exhaust but a full noise test including drive by. There are a couple of guys in Switzerland who already gone through all that, but not too many of them. In fact don´t even know if anyone of them is on this forum at all. If, they will be up some time soon I´d say.
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Old 19-11-2009, 06:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the feedback.

I've got my company looking into contacts and requirements as well, but don't expect too much as this most likely is something that will fall a bit outside of what they normally help out with, so any further help or contact information to people/companies that can help is very welcome.
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i dont if would be easier/cheaper to registrate first the car in gemany and after in CH.


i know somebody ho as done that way.
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Got some valuable information by return from one of the CH members. Lots of thanks to Denny!
-As i am the owner in the UK and the car is registered here, the import to CH should not be to complicated. This apparently elliminates the need for both the noise and the emissions thest.

I have a guy looking into the light conversions so the foglights should be a piece of cake, but could you please let me know what has been done on the headlights on your cars:

Such as:

Did you change the headlights or modify the originals?
-It is apparently relatively easy to modify the originalo lights to change the lamps to emmit a flat lightbeam.

If you have changed the headlights, where did you get the new lamps?
-Are there any lights from left hand drive Nissan models that fit a R32?

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Such as:

Did you change the headlights or modify the originals?
-It is apparently relatively easy to modify the originalo lights to change the lamps to emmit a flat lightbeam.

If you have changed the headlights, where did you get the new lamps?
-Are there any lights from left hand drive Nissan models that fit a R32?

this answer will be hard to get.

why?? because peaple make money with lights conversion.

wenn are u moving??

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Heading over in the beginning of January. Our company's European head office has moved from UK to CH, so the team i am in has been instruced to find our way there asap..
I might leave the car in the UK for another month or so before driving it over so i can get my stuff together. Get the contacts lined up for the registrations and a garage set up to tuck it in at night.


Thanks for the feedback so far. The move seems a bit less daunting now.
If i get this right, I think the light issue should be relativey easy to get sorted. And if the expensive emmisions and noise tests can be avoided, as advised by Denny, then it should be a done deal.
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From where do you have this wrong infos?
If he is moving from uk to ch, then there is no need for a emission test and no noise test! he can import his car as "übersiedlungsgut" that's too tax free like all his goods.
The Headlights do not need E Marks in Switzerland, DOT Mark is okay. The Low Beam Lights can be assymetrical like this ___/ or symmetrical like this ____ (rhd have normally this one: \___
So basically in his case with the unmodified car it's not a big issue!
For people who live in Switzerland and import then a skyline then its not that easy, then you have to make a emission and a noise test.

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Hi mate, I´m not from switzerland as you can see, but I do know a little about it and it is a right pain to get a Skyline registered in Switzerland, that´s for sure. Even worse than it is in Germany. Quite time and money consuming process. You will defo need to convert your headlights by using some sort of E-marked solution and in addition to that get an expensive emission test (not the regular one that we all know from MOT/TUV etc) done. Normally they will also want to test your car for noise. Not only your exhaust but a full noise test including drive by. There are a couple of guys in Switzerland who already gone through all that, but not too many of them. In fact don´t even know if anyone of them is on this forum at all. If, they will be up some time soon I´d say.
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From where do you have this wrong infos?
If he is moving from uk to ch, then there is no need for a emission test and no noise test! he can import his car as "übersiedlungsgut" that's too tax free like all his goods.
The Headlights do not need E Marks in Switzerland, DOT Mark is okay. The Low Beam Lights can be assymetrical like this ___/ or symmetrical like this ____ (rhd have normally this one: \___
So basically in his case with the unmodified car it's not a big issue!
For people who live in Switzerland and import then a skyline then its not that easy, then you have to make a emission and a noise test.
Listen to this man then Starald and ignore my post.
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Hi there

I am from Switzerland and was going through the same problem like you. I attached a form which I had to fill out and bring along with the indicated documents to the Boarder Customs Office... they filled out the rest... and thats it Not sure about the headlights though.. my car was a left hand drive one.

Hope this could help you a bit further... otherwise, give them a call:
the head customs Office in Bern: +41 (0)31 322 65 11
or in Basel: +41(0)61 287 12 87


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Fantastic info. Thanks a lot

Got the lights sorted now. (i hope) The headlights have a flat beam and the fog light has been moved over to the left side.

Heading back up to Norway for my Christmas Holidays now. Got the car safely locked away, and if all goes to plan i will get back here in mid January and drive it across.
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Fantastic info. Thanks a lot

Got the lights sorted now. (i hope) The headlights have a flat beam and the fog light has been moved over to the left side.

Heading back up to Norway for my Christmas Holidays now. Got the car safely locked away, and if all goes to plan i will get back here in mid January and drive it across.
Hi Starald, no problemo....
hey, Maybe I'll see you around someday We are planning to go to Tuningworld Bodensee in April with the german skyline Forum, care to join us?
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Good news then!
You need then a "Abgaswartungsdokument" (Document of Emission Control) you can order it here: http://www.auto-schweiz.ch/cms/Abgas...sdokument.html (costs about 40 CHF)
Then you need to make the small idle emission test in a garage. costs are about 50-100 CHF depends on where you go.
IF you need any help, write me. I live in the Region Basel and work in a Garage ;)
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