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Can I purchase your Excess Policies if I am not a resident of the UK?

We explain whether you are able to purchase a car hire outside of the UK, and how it works.

Many policies on the MoneyMaxim car hire insurance service are available to expats, non UK residents and citizens with homes both abroad and in the UK. However recently it has become more restricted.

The main situation we do not have an insurer who will cover is if you live outside the EU/EEA and want cover in countries outside Europe. So an Australian resident wanting cover in the US for instance. We also do not have any companies covering those residing in Russia.

This is a new situation, and one insurers are looking to address - so hopefully we will be able to offer a wide sweet of policies in the coming weeks and months, so if you cannot find a policy today please do try again.

In other circumstances We would suggest you run a comparison selecting your country of residence, we'll then show you insurers who will cover you.

Finally, before taking out your policy, quickly check the terms and conditions to ensure they have not changed since we last updated our site.

CompanyDetailsCurrencies AcceptedMore Info
carhirexcess.comUK residents only through our link to the UK site (and ROI on the Republic of Ireland site) In country cover is provided to those residents.£ on UK site € on ROI siteFind out more...
Direct Car ExcessOnly available to residents of the UK, including the Channel Islands and Isle of Man. In country cover is provided.£Find out more...
icarhireinsuranceCovers residents of most countries who require UK or European cover. Only EEC / EEA residents covered for trips outside Europe. In country cover provided to UK, EEC / EEA residents. Icarhireinsurance do not cover those residing in Russia.£ $ €Find out more...
insurance4carhire.comCovers residents of UK, Jersey, Guernsey, France, Germany, Italy, Netherlands and Spain. In country cover is provided to those residents.£ $ €Find out more...
QuestorCovers residents of United Kingdom (including England, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man),Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. £ $ € Aus$Find out more...
BettersafeCovers UK residents only. In country cover is provided.£Find out more...
Worldwide InsureCovers residents of most countries. Deluxe policies include cover for rentals in home country. £Find out more...

The car hire insurance policies offered through our site are bought by residents of most countries worldwide when visiting Europe, and for tjose from Europe when visiting almost any country worldwide (the main exceptions are those countries subject to UN sanctions such as Sudan, Iraq, Afganistan etc.

Countries who are members of either the EEC or the EEA Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

This content was last reviewed on 04/12/2017

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