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Order an insurance certificate

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Have you bought a new car or moved to another canton? You can order an electronic insurance certificate online in the following cases. Helvetia will check your details and then send it straight to the vehicle licensing office.

  • Change of vehicle
  • Purchase of a new vehicle
  • Retrieval of deposited licence plates
  • Start of transferable plates
  • Change of canton
  • Change of keeper/owner
  • Change of licence plates

What do I need an insurance certificate for?

An insurance certificate provides confirmation for the authorities that you have third-party insurance cover for your car. You have 30 days from the date given in the certificate to register your car at the vehicle licensing office.

When is an insurance certificate required?