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Swiss e-vignette

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Apologies if this has already been posted but might be news to some as it was for me:


From December 1 , 2023 , the Swiss authorities are implementing the e-vignette in digital format , directly attached to your license plate.
You will no longer need to stick the sticker on your windshield.
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Hopefully make the queues at Vallorbe shorter!
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Might make it a bit confusing for hiring cars - hopefully there'll be somewhere online to check if your car has one?
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MHskier wrote:

e-vignette in digital format , directly attached to your license plate.
You will no longer need to stick the sticker on your windshield.

Just to clarify, it's not physically attached to your plate either.
MHskier wrote:

Hopefully make the queues at Vallorbe shorter!

Well that really depends on how often. and how quickly, the border staff will be doing their 'random checks'. I feel it likely that they'll check all foreign plates, so it may mean every such car stopping while the check is performed.

I haven't got the new one yet, still got this years on my windscreen, so although I crossed a major motorway border post last week I didn't notice anything different from before.

Oh, it's perhaps also worth pointing out that you can still buy the physical sticker at the border or petrol stations as before.


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denfinella wrote:
Might make it a bit confusing for hiring cars - hopefully there'll be somewhere online to check if your car has one?

Yes, there is. When you buy it there's an option to be able to make it public, so for shared and rental cars a future user can simply type the reg number in and it will flash up if one has been bought (with the public option selected).
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Any idea if this is a) going to be available for foreign registration cars, and b) available to buy online?
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Yes, my sister-in-law bought an electronic 2024 tag for her UK car last week. Sorry, I don’t have the details from her, but it looks like you go to the Federal website

www.e-vignette.ch

and take it from there. BEWARE - there already seem to be intermediary sites that pop up in a search ahead of the Federal one. I assume they do the usual and charge you an entirely unnecessary ‘fee’.
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Chaletbeauroc wrote:

MHskier wrote:

Hopefully make the queues at Vallorbe shorter!

Well that really depends on how often. and how quickly, the border staff will be doing their 'random checks'. I feel it likely that they'll check all foreign plates, so it may mean every such car stopping while the check is performed.


At what point have border staff had any interest in checking for motorway vignettes? For a start it would only make sense on a border check point that's on a motorway as you don't need one to cross the border and NOT use the motorways.

Based on my experience of crossing the border in a van they took one look at the UK plates and waved us through, being much more interested in Swiss cars that might have been on a shopping trip to France to ensure they didn't 'forget' to pay any appropreate import duties.
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Mjit wrote:
Chaletbeauroc wrote:

MHskier wrote:

Hopefully make the queues at Vallorbe shorter!

Well that really depends on how often. and how quickly, the border staff will be doing their 'random checks'. I feel it likely that they'll check all foreign plates, so it may mean every such car stopping while the check is performed.


At what point have border staff had any interest in checking for motorway vignettes? For a start it would only make sense on a border check point that's on a motorway as you don't need one to cross the border and NOT use the motorways.

Based on my experience of crossing the border in a van they took one look at the UK plates and waved us through, being much more interested in Swiss cars that might have been on a shopping trip to France to ensure they didn't 'forget' to pay any appropreate import duties.


They're Swiss. They are concerned about money. They want their CHF 40. That influences whether they stop you.
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Mjit wrote:

At what point have border staff had any interest in checking for motorway vignettes? For a start it would only make sense on a border check point that's on a motorway as you don't need one to cross the border and NOT use the motorways.

I was failing to realise that the crossing mentioned is not on a motorway, given it's one I never use.

I used the term 'border staff' specifically for those people who do precisely that job, and only that job, on the motorway crossings, not the actual Border Guard' people. The terminology is used on the e-vignette site previously mentioned.
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