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If you have visitors coming from overseas it might seem a great idea to add them to your car insurance - it gives them the independence to get out and about and saves you becoming an unpaid taxi driver.
However that may be easier said than done. Adding a driver from abroad to a UK car Insurance policy is something that many policies cannot cater for. They will only allow UK residents to be added.
Fortunately we can assist - in one of two ways.
If you know that this is likely to be an ongoing situation - say you have a relative who visits from time to time and you want to be able to allow them to use your car we have an insurer who offers policies that will allow a non UK licence holder to be an additional driver.
Please remember this is best done at renewal of your existing policy as otherwise you could face cancellation costs from your current insurer.
Our Specialist Insurance Broker will connect you to insurers that will allow you to add a foreign licence holder or resident to your insurance. Pop your details into the form below and we will arrange a callback very shortly.
For temporary visitors, rather than adding them to your policy an alternative is for them to take out Short Term Car Insurance for UK visitors. which covers them whilst they are behind the wheel of your car.
Currently only UK licences are permitted however - see the individual company details to see eligilbilty criteria. Do check back with us though as some insurers are looking to update their policies to allow licence holders from the EU. We will feature these companies as soon as policies are available.
Normally the answer is yes, but bear the following in mind:
For more information visit the www.gov.uk driving, transport and travel pages: Driving in Great Britain on a non-GB licence.
This content was last reviewed on 27/10/2021