Temporary Car Insurance for Non UK Residents

There could be a number of reasons for why you wish to purchase temporary car insurance as a non UK resident. These could include:

  • You are in the UK on business.
  • You are transporting goods from abroad.
  • You are here on holiday.
  • You are an international student.


Whatever your reason for needing temporary car insurance if you are a non UK resident, the insurers listed below may be able to provide you a competitive and affordable car insurance quote.

Temporary Car Insurance Deals
ProviderCover TermMinimum and Maximum AgeSpecial FeaturesGet Quotes
1 - 28 days18 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover including motorhomes. Cover for Learner Drivers. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >
1 - 28 days19 - 75Instant Car and Van Cover. Cover for Learner Drivers. Cover for vehicle hire and test drives. Insure someone else on your car. Insurance documents immediately issued.Get Quotes >

As a non UK resident you may find it difficult to obtain temporary car insurance if you are looking to hire a car. The only way around this, is to bring your own car into the UK and to make sure your policy covers you to drive in another country. This insurance will usually have to last a year, so unless you intend to live in the UK for 12 months this will not be appropriate for you.


In order to drive in the UK, you will need to have an international driving license. Some driving licenses will not be valid (American driving license, for example) so it is important that you have legal proof that you can drive.


If you do find temporary car insurance for a non UK resident that suits your needs, you should expect to see a rise in premiums. This will be compared to people who have been driving in the UK for a number of years. Insurance premiums are usually higher because your experience on UK roads is limited and therefore you are at a high risk of having a road accident.


The road laws in the UK maybe a lot different to where you usually drive, so you should take time out to read up on the rules and regulations to ensure your own safety and others on the road.