Miis are not as prominent on the Switch as in other Nintendo consoles, but they can still be created and also transferred to Amiibos.

Is it possible to transfer a Mii from a Wii, Wii U or 3DS to the Switch?

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Yes, but only if you have an Amiibo to transfer it (which it sounds like you already figured out).

Nintendo answered some questions Kotaku had. This was in one of the responses.

You can send/receive Mii characters through local wireless communication between Nintendo Switch systems, or use an amiibo figure to transfer Mii Characters from Wii U and Nintendo 3DS systems.

Having said that, it sounds like this is a uni-directional transfer as Switch Miis have some new properties that previous Miis did not have.

  • I see, I hadn't realised that registering an Amiibo also copies the Mii into it. I was looking for a special function to do that.
    – George T
    Commented Mar 3, 2017 at 11:53

I am very disappointed to discover I cannot transfer Miis from my Nintendo Account, Miitomo or the Wii. You cannot use QR codes. Only via Amiibo from the Wii U and 3DS systems.

Your other options are to start from scratch or to use a look-alike.

(At least, that is the situation on launch day. They may change this one day.)

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