Asia-Pacific Server Transfer Details Released

UPDATE 2: It appears the form is now working for some so give it a go as per details below!

UPDATE: BioWare are aware that the server transfer page isn’t working properly and are working to rectify it. You can also post any issues you’re having in this official forum thread.


It’s been a long-awaited event and it’s finally here. BioWare have released info on the ability for Oceanic players to transfer their toons to the Asia-Pacific Servers.

To read the main infoyou’ll need to be logged in on your account on the SWTOR website. Select ‘My Account’ under your username and the following info will display for you if you’ve met the eligibility requirements for transfer:

You are eligible to transfer characters to the new Asia Pacific servers.

Please fill out this form no later than April 24, 2012, 2:01PM EST, 4:01PM NZST, 12:01PM HKT, 12:01PM SGT to request complimentary server transfers for one or more of your eligible characters. Only characters created before February 28, 2012, 5:01PM EDT, 7:01PM NZDT, 2:01PM HKT, 2:01PM SGT qualify for transfers and are displayed below.

Character transfers will begin April 24, 2012, 8:00PM EST, 10:00PM NZST, 6:00PM HKT, 6:00PM SGT and may take up to 7 days. At some point during these 7 days, there will be a period of time of up to 3 hours where we will begin processing all requested character transfers associated with your account. You will be unable to play any characters that are on servers involving your character transfer requests during this time. If you are logged into one of these servers, you will be automatically logged off that server until the transfer is complete. If you are unable to log into any of these servers past the 3-hour window, please contact Customer Service.

You will be notified via email when your character transfer requests have been processed. Unsuccessfully transferred characters will remain on their original server. You may edit your character transfer requests at any time before April 24, 2012, 2:01PM EST, 4:01PM NZST, 12:01PM HKT, 12:01PM SGT.

If you choose to move your character to a new Asia Pacific server, please be aware of the following:

  • If your character name is already taken on the Asia Pacific server, your character will be transferred, but you will be prompted to choose a new name for the character when you log into the new server.
  • You cannot exceed 8 characters (including transferred and non- transferred characters) on any given destination server.
  • If you have unlocked a Legacy name on the Asia Pacific server, any characters transferred to that server will use the Asia Pacific server’s Legacy name.
  • If you have not unlocked a Legacy name on the Asia Pacific server and the transferred character is eligible for a Legacy unlock by completing Chapter One of their class stories, you will be prompted to choose a Legacy name when you log into the new Asia Pacific server.
  • The character will no longer be a part of its guild – Guilds and guild membership will not be transferred to your new server. You will need to create or join a new guild on your new server.
  • Your Friends and Ignore lists will be reset – These lists are server specific, so you will need to repopulate your lists with players from your new server.
  • The Asia Pacific server of your character transfer request does not need to match the server type of your original server.

Before you transfer your character, it is important to ensure the following:

  • The character has no items listed on the Galactic Trade Network (auction house) – active Galactic Trade Network listings will not be transferred to your new server.
  • The character has no items or credits in their mailbox – In-game mail will not be transferred to your new server. Make sure you have removed everything in your mailbox before initiating the transfer. Otherwise, the contents will be lost.

Have questions? See the Asia Pacific Character Transfer FAQ for more details.

Over to you: will you be transferring and if so, how many characters?


  1. Awesome news. Form currently bit buggy, being worked on according to Stephen Reid

  2. Wait, Do you lose your legacy and it start fresh if you haven’t unlocked it on Aussie Servers?

  3. Finally

  4. Finally

  5. Pepperpots says

    Darn I thought legacy name would be like character names with no duplicate allowed and so I picked a new one for the Aussie server, but I like my old one better and hoped I could bring it across lolz. Seems not :S

  6. Roonerspism says

    WooHoo! Props to Footrot who tipped this on Monday.

  7. At 8:31am (Brisbane time) this morning I was able to successfully request a transfer of my main from ‘The Swiftsure’ to the Asia Pacific PvP server.

  8. KillyMcdead says

    Looks like mine is working now.


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