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Now with a Swiss driver license

Office cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation in Geneva, photographer Nina Maria Moerk

I’ve got a new driver license! A Swiss driver license to be specific.

A month ago a girlfriend told me I had to change my original driver license before one year if I planned to stay in Switzerland. If I didn’t I would have to take a new driver test which honestly didn’t sounded so tempting. So the other morning, very early, I went to the Office cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation to change my Danish driver license [which actually was valid until 2049!]. At the Office cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation it turned out you need to bring a certificate from an registered optician to prove you aren’t blind, see things twice and similar stuff that makes you dangerous in traffic.

So I went home without the new driver license, booked an appointment with a registered optician, waited two days, had tested my sight [note: I’m not dangerous] and paid 20 franc for the test at the optician.

Next morning I returned to Office cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation, again very early, waited twenty minutes and paid 150 franc for the new license, which I got right away.

Find more information on the website of Office cantonal des automobiles et de la navigation.

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