Switzerland

 

Switzerland

 

vehicle-registration-documents of Switzerland

 

There are five different versions of the Swiss vehicle registration document in circulation.
In some instances paper is or was used which contains no security features.
The typeface varies from Canton to Canton and even with different print runs. Errors in the text are not uncommon.
Complete forgeries have come to light, which sometimes are of better quality than the original documents.

In cases of suspicion, the only sure way to ascertain whether a document is genuine is to check with the issuing authority.

Description of the 5 Versions

1. Version

Is printed on normal paper which contains no security features.

2. Version

Consists of a wax-like, tearproof material which contains no security features.

3. Version

Is produced on security paper with the following characteristics:

· rcullar grid-like protective pattern which begins in the centre of each page

· Reedd   green grain

·  UV light short yellow fibres become visible.

4. Version

Was only used for a short period. It has a reddish colour tone and the following security features:

· rcullar grid-like protective pattern which begins in the centre of each page

· Reedd   green grain

·  UV light short yellow fibres become visible.

5. Version

was introduced in January 1999. The paper is the same throughout Switzerland.

 

Watermark
UV Photograph
Protective Pattern and Grain
Iris imprint in slanting light
Description:

 

 
Watermark: The letters “CH” and a Swiss cross – see image
Reaction to UV light: The paper remains dark, coloured grain becomes visible – see image
Print quality:

 

In normal light red and green grain is visible, Iris imprint in the form of a double strip changing from green to lilac on page 3
N.B.: Versions 1 to 4 still retain their validity.

In some cases, remaining stocks of three older versions were issued after January 1999

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