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Short Term Car Insurance for UK Visitors

Short Term Car Insurance for Visitors to the UK

Find and compare short term 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 Norther 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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Can Visitors to the UK find short term car insurance?

Important Notice - January 2021

Short Term Insurance for Overseas Visitors

Following Brexit UK Insurers are currently having to make changes to their policies and as such those who offered short term policies have suspended sales of their policies to non UK licence holders who have either been in the UK for less than 12 months, or are not UK Expats.

Immediately policies are offered again we will update this page with the details of companies that can assist.

If you have been in the UK for over 12 months, or are a UK Expat TempCover with a UK, EEA or EU licence we may be able to assist you.

Temp Cover

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 or friends residential address where you are staying in the UK and use a UK mobile number through which you can be contacted on in case of query or claim.

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 with a view to arranging a policy which will cover you whilst in the UK. You will need a fixed address to which correspondence can be directed to. If you would like to arrange a call to discuss this further 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 15/10/2021