Translation of a Swiss driving licence in the form of a certificate

However, should you require a translation of your Swiss driving licence in the form of a certificate in order to exchange your Swiss driving licence for a local licence, you can:

  • present a valid identity document and your original Swiss driving licence to the Swiss representation which covers your place of residence abroad. More information on certification fees and costs can be found on this site under the Attestations and Certificates (various fees)

Attestations and certificates: Various fees

  • contact the representation (embassy or consulate) of the country concerned in Switzerland, which can advise you on the steps you need to take to ensure that the Swiss translation of your driving licence can be properly recognised in the country concerned.

A translation of a driving licence in the form of a certificate is invalid unless accompanied by the original licence.