The process to get a Swiss license is fairly easy if you have a US license. I only had to do the following:
- Fill out application form
- Show my current US license
- Get a vision test
- Get my commune (town hall) to verify that I actually live in Morges
- Show my residence permit
I did have two small issues. At first the clerk couldn't find the date of issue on my license. No date of issue = no Swiss license. I guess some people have had to get letters from their state indicating when their license was issued. The 2nd issue was that my license didn't indicate what I was allowed to drive. I tried to exlplain that the lack of any special indorsements meant I could drive a regular car, but she needed to go check a book. It turns out I am certified to drive cars and cars pulling a trailer. I think I can also drive a small U-haul like truck, but I'm not sure.