Performance-related heavy vehicle charge - Vehicles licensed abroad

 

The following possibilities exist for levying the charge on vehicles registered abroad:

  • via an EETS on-board unit,
  • using an ID card and processing terminal or
  • via the Emotachâ PRHVC on-board unit.
 

EETS on-board unit (European Electronic Toll Service)

Anyone wishing to use the EETS must conclude a contract with an EETS provider for the levying of the PRHVC. The levying of the PRHVC is possible if the Federal Customs Administration (FCA) has approved the EETS provider and the model of on-board unit.

The FCA has approved the following EETS providers:

  • All EETS providers are currently still in the approval procedure.

Further information and provisions can be found in the directive R 15-02-03 (PDF, 862 kB, 01.05.2020) below.

Info EETS Providers

ID card and processing terminal

The charge is levied using an identification card (ID card) and PRHVC processing terminals. For this purpose, the customs office records the data relevant to the PRHVC using the vehicle documents when the vehicle enters Switzerland/the Principality of Liechtenstein for the first time, and issues a vehicle-specific ID card.

Upon each entry thereafter, a receipt is obtained at the processing terminal once the required data (km reading, trailer status and means of payment) has been entered. Upon exit, this receipt must be completed with the km reading, signed and handed in at the customs office.

PRHVC processing terminals are located at almost all border crossings. Simple on-screen operating instructions and a large selection of languages enable drivers to find their way around without assistance from the outset.

Further information and provisions can be found in the directive R 15-02-03 (PDF, 862 kB, 01.05.2020) below.

Method of payment

Fuel cards

The PRHVC can be levied if the FCA has approved the fuel card provider and the corresponding fuel card for payment.

The FCA has approved the following fuel card providers:

 
       
  • DKV
  • TRANSPOSERVIZI
  • TRAFINEO
> ARAL
  • SHELL
  • EUROTOLL

 

> BP
  • UTA
  • EASYTRIPP
  > MULTICARD
  • RESSA
  • WAG
  > OMV
  • LOGPAY
  • COLSEA
  > STATOIL
  • PLOSE
 
  • TOTAL
>TOTAL CARD
      > ESSO CARD
   
  • FAI
> FAI PASS
      > TRACY CARD

Info Fuel Card Providers

 

 

PRHVC account

 

The charge can be debited from an account opened in advance with the FCA by the vehicle holder (against the provision of sufficient security).

 

Info HVC account

 

 

Cash

 

Payments in cash (in Swiss francs or foreign currency) as well as with a debit/credit card upon exit are only possible in exceptional cases and only at attended customs offices.

 

The following debit/credit cards are accepted:

 

  • Debit cards: ec-direct, edc-maestro, Postcard
  • Credit cards: American Express, Diners-Club, Eurocard, Visa-Card

 

The FCA charges a processing fee of CHF 10.00 for the additional costs involved.

 

Further information and provisions can be found in the directive R 15-02-03 (PDF, 862 kB, 01.05.2020) below

Emotach® on-board unit

Foreign holders who already have an ID card can opt to equip their vehicles with a PRHVC on-board unit. In addition to operating the unit correctly, it is also necessary to:

  • open a PRHVC account with the FCA (against the provision of sufficient security)
  • to have an on-board unit installed at the holder's own expense at an authorised workshop (installation point) in Switzerland or the Principality of Liechtenstein.

The trip data is directly collected upon each exit (radio beacon communication) and the charge is invoiced monthly.

Further information and provisions can be found in the directive R 15-02-03 (PDF, 862 kB, 01.05.2020) below.

Info Detection device

 

Further information

Contact

Federal Customs Administration Traffic Charges Division
Monbijoustrasse 91
3003 Bern
Tel.
+41 58 463 07 83
Fax
+41 58 463 70 90

Mail

Print contact

https://www.ezv.admin.ch/content/ezv/en/home/information-companies/transport--travel-documents--road-taxes/heavy-vehicle-charges--performance-related-and-lump-sum-/performance-related-heavy-vehicle-charge---vehicles-licensed-abr.html