Translation of a Swiss driving licence in the form of an attestation

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.

Procedure in Italy

According to the Agreement (fr) signed between the Government of the Italian Republic and the Swiss Federal Council regarding the mutual recognition of driving licence conversions, it is not necessary to submit any translation of the Swiss driving licence or any other documentation issued by the Swiss Representation abroad or by any other Swiss Authority. However, the delivery of the original driving licence to the competent Italian Authorities, the completion of the forms provided by the same, together with the payment of possible fees remain.