Via

Via App

Via: Welcome to digital Switzerland

With the new Via app, the lump-sum heavy vehicle charge (PSVA) for vehicles such as motorhomes or coaches registered outside Switzerland can now be paid easily by smartphone at any time and from any location. Via also offers more flexibility in terms of time and place of entry. You too can try out the latest digital service from the FCA!

Packages not being "Retained/Held by Customs"

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Packages not being "Retained/Held by Customs"

Currently, many people who track goods they have ordered online to Switzerland see the shipment status "Your item is being retained/held in Customs". This is misleading wording on the part of courier companies and/or online shops. Your parcel has not been seized and is not in our possession, it is currently to be found in the standard customs clearance process, either with Swiss Post or a courier company.  

Fraudsters are impersonating customs officers

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Warning: Fraudsters are impersonating customs officers

Numerous private individuals have recently been contacted on behalf of the "Federal Customs Administration" or "Swiss Border Control" and requested by telephone, text message or email to carry out a financial transaction. The Federal Customs Administration would like to warn you about such contacts and advises not to respond to them.

Importation of vehicles

Cars at the border in Basel

Crossing the border with vehicles

Can I use a foreign car in Switzerland? What do I have to bear in mind when entering Switzerland with vehicles purchased abroad? You will find answers to these questions and more about crossing the border with vehicles on our FAQ page.

Media releases

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Java script is required to display press releases. If you are unable or unwilling to activate Java script you may use the link below to access the Federal Administration News Portal, where you can read the announcements.

To the Federal Administration News Portal

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Fast access to information sought

A few clicks will take you to the information you are looking for.

Opening hours Homepage

Opening hours

Not all units provide services for individuals and companies. You can use our list to apply filters and search for the unit that is open at the desired time.

Importation d'un véhicule page d'acceuil

Vehicle importation

If you would like to import a vehicle into Switzerland and have questions on customs matters, you will find all important information here.

News

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Java script is required to display press releases. If you are unable or unwilling to activate Java script you may use the link below to access the Federal Administration News Portal, where you can read the announcements.

To the Federal Administration News Portal

Moving to Switzerland homepage

Moving to Switzerland

If you would like to move to Switzerland and have questions on customs matters, you will find all important information here.

Importing goods homepage

Importing goods

What can you import into Switzerland personally for private use? How is merchandise imported? What costs can you expect? Are there bans, restrictions or simplifications of customs formalities?

Ordering goods abroad homepage

Ordering goods abroad

You want to order goods abroad? Here you will find information for individuals and companies on online shopping and mail and courier consignments.

Zolltarif Tares Startseite

Specialist information

News on free trade, the customs tariff and other specific topics for specialists.

Technical messages about the applications e-dec and NCTS.

Exchange rates Homepage

Exchange rates

The exchange rates enable you to convert foreign currency prices or value details into Swiss francs.

Fachmeldungen Startseite

Tares customs tariff

The Tares customs tariff helps companies estimate the costs for their goods. The web application contains the customs duty rates by tariff number.

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Contacts

Individuals: Questions on cross-border shopping, online shopping, moving, vehicle importation, etc.

Companies: Questions on merchandise, technical support, bookkeeping, etc.

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Declaring goods electronically

You can declare and clear goods electronically. You can find all the information on the specialist customs IT applications here.

https://www.ezv.admin.ch/content/ezv/en/home.html