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Short Term Car Insurance for UK Visitors

Short Term Car Insurance for Visitors to the UK

Find and compare temporary car insurance. Live overseas but want to insure a car you keep in the UK, or a friend's or relation's car whilst here? We can help!


Short Term Car Insurance for those who have lived in the UK for 12 months or more

Temp Cover Short Term Car Insurance for Non UK Licence Holders
  • Cover from 1-28 days offered
  • Cars, vans and vehicles with up to 8 seats covered
  • Drivers from 17 - 78 covered
  • UK, EU and EEA licences (including Northern Ireland) but must have have lived in the UK for the past 12 months
  • Comprehensive EU cover available

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Short Term Car Insurance for Expats

Temp Cover Short Term Car Insurance for Expats
  • Cover from 1-28 days offered
  • Cars, vans and vehicles with up to 8 seats covered
  • Drivers from 17 - 78 covered
  • UK (including Northern Ireland), EU, and EEA licences but must have previously lived in the UK for at least 10 years
  • Use the relative or friends residential address where you are staying in the UK
  • Use a UK Mobile number where you can be contacted on in case of query or claim
  • Comprehensive EU cover available

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Medium Term Car Insurance from 3 to 12 months

Academy Medium Term Car Insurance
  • Cover from 3 to 12 months available
  • Cars, motorbikes, vans and vehicles with up to 8 seats covered
  • Drivers from 17 upwards considered
  • Licence holders from any country can be covered.
  • You may be required to take a UK test and obtain a UK licence if your licence is not from the Uk, a European Union country or one of the following countries: Andorra, Australia, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Canada, Falkland Islands, Faroe Islands, Gibraltar, Hong Kong, Japan, Monaco, New Zealand, Republic of Korea, Singapore, South Africa, Switzerland and Zimbabwe.
  • Comprehensive EU cover available
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Short Term Insurance for Overseas Visitors to the UK

Cover for European licence holders and residents

TempCover

TempCover have two products which might help.

Firstly, if you do not hold a UK licence, but have lived in the UK for over twelve months you can get a quote through this link - Tempcover - Non UK Licence Holders.

If you are an expat and are currently living abroad and have either a UK, EEA or EU licence, but have in the past lived in the UK for 10 years or more Tempcover may be able to assist with the Tempcover Expat Insurance link.

If you are applying for Expat cover you should use the relative's or friend's home address where you are staying in the UK. Also use a UK mobile number through which you can be contacted in case of a query or claim.

Cover for Australian, New Zealand and Canadian Licences

We have now found an insurer who will cover Australian, New Zealand and Canadian licences.

If you would like more details please click the link below and we will provide fuller details

Temporary Insurance for Australian, Canadian and New Zealand Licences

We will also email details of the company to the email address provided.

Temporary Insurance for other foreign licence holders

At the present time we do not have any partners who can offer cover for licences outside the above categories.

Mid Term Car Insurance (3 - 12 months) for licence holders from any country

If you are here for longer - i.e. three months or more we can also arrange for a broker we have a relationship with to call you. We hope to then arrange a policy which will cover you whilst in the UK. You will need a fixed address for this type of policy.The address will be used to contact you. If you would like to arrange a call to talk more please complete to form by clicking the button below.

Moving to the UK permanently?

If your move to the UK is permanent, you'll want a longer term solution. See our page for Car Insurance for those moving to the UK.

Consider Car Hire Instead

Lastly do consider renting a car instead - it might be cheaper! Try our car hire comparison service for great rates, and don't forget - before you pay for expensive excess insurance at the Car Hire station we also offer that cheaper through our Car Hire Excess Insurance comparison service.

This content was last reviewed on 24/06/2022