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If you want to learn to drive you need to obtain a provisional licence and pass a theory and a practical test. Newly qualified drivers are issued with a probationary driving licence. They receive their permanent (unlimited) licence at the end of their probation period and once they have passed a number of further statutory courses. There are different categories of driving licence for different types of vehicle. You can also obtain an international driving licence for driving abroad. Your provisional licence or permanent licence may be revoked if you commit a traffic offence.
How much does it cost to get a driving licence?
I want to learn to drive a car or motorcycle. I need a provisional licence to be able to take lessons. What do I have to do to get one?
Rules for learner drivers and accompanying drivers
I want to take the driving theory test. When and how can I apply? Can I take it again if I fail? How much does it cost?
Practical test: When can I apply and where? Can I take the test again if I fail? How much does it cost?
Who is issued a probationary driving licence? What do have to do to obtain a permanent driving licence and how long is the probation period?
What are the different categories of driving licence in Switzerland for cars, motorcycles and other vehicles? What category of licence do I need, A, B, C or D?
Do Swiss travelling in the EU or in other parts of the world need an international driving licence? Do visitors to Switzerland need an international licence to drive here? Information on how to apply for an international licence and how much it costs.
Exchanging your old licence for the new credit-card format licence.
What to do if your driving licence/provisional licence is lost or stolen.
What driving offences can result in me losing my driving licence or provisional licence?