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Car Insurance for Non-UK Residents

Driving in the UK can be expensive, especially for international drivers. At Sterling, we offer affordable car insurance for non-UK residents. Whether you’re visiting friends and family, sightseeing, or you’re here for an extended stay, get a quote from us.

Driving in the UK can be expensive, especially for international drivers. At Sterling, we offer affordable car insurance for non-UK residents. Whether you’re visiting friends and family, sightseeing, or you’re here for an extended stay, get a quote from us.

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Car insurance for non-UK residents from just £495!

Why choose Sterling’s car insurance for international drivers?

If you’ve recently entered the UK and want to drive while you’re here, you might have already been denied car insurance from a number of providers. Many insurance companies consider you a high-risk because you don’t have much experience driving on UK roads.

In many cases, this means the insurer completely disregards your driving history in your country of residence, even if it is flawless and you’ve built up a no claims.

Thankfully, we understand that a lot of the skills required to drive in other countries can help you remain a safe driver in the UK. That’s why we offer affordable temporary or long-term car insurance for foreign drivers. And if you’re an expat visiting the UK after many years? We can help you too!

The benefits of getting a policy with Sterling

  • Prices start from just £495 for a year
  • Cover for international drivers from a range of countries, including Europe
  • Temporary cover available, whether for one day, a month, three months or six
  • Annual policies available for longer stays
  • Travel possible for countries outside the UK
  • Wide range of optional extras, including breakdown cover, keycare, misfuelling and windscreen cover
  • Up to £100,000 in legal protection included as standard

Prices start from just £495

We work with a wide range of insurers, meaning we can help you find great deals for vehicle cover. Prices start from just £495 to cover your car for one year. Whether you drive a standard car or something a little special, we can help.

Temporary cover available

If you’re only planning on spending a few months here, we’ve got you covered. Our short-term insurance for international drivers in the UK can still be taken out with the great benefits offered by our annual plans.

Travel possible for countries outside the UK

Want to explore countries around the UK while you’re here? We also offer green card insurance for travel in a wide range of countries.

Cover for drivers from a range of foreign countries

As long as you’ve got a valid driving licence from your country of origin and you’re eligible to drive in the UK, we’re able to cover drivers from a wide range of countries. This includes European countries, the USA, Canada, South Africa, and further afield.

Annual policies available for longer stays

Whether you’re in the UK for work, pleasure, or you’re here as an international student, we also offer annual policies to those staying in the UK for longer periods. This can help you save in the long-term and can give you extra peace of mind.

Wide range of optional extras can be added to your policy

The last thing you need as a non-UK resident is to lose your car keys, or for your vehicle to break down while you’re here. Fixing the problem is hard enough for UK citizens, but it can be harder still if you’re new to the UK. We offer a range of optional extras that can be added to your insurance policy, including breakdown cover, keycare, misfuelling cover and windscreen cover. This helps ensure that even if something goes wrong, all you have to do is pick up the phone and call us and we can help sort out the problem for you.

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Frequently asked questions

If you’re an EU resident, you should be able to use your driving licence in the UK.

For non-EU citizens, the rules state that you should be able to use your international driving licence for up to 12 months in the UK.

After that, you would have to hand in your old driving licence and apply for a UK provisional licence before retaking your driving test in this country. If you do so and drive on your provisional licence, you should take out learner driver insurance.

Yes – let us know a bit about the driver you want to add to your car insurance and we should be able to add them without any issues.

Even better deals over the phone

Non-UK residents in need of car insurance can get an even better deal on their insurance over the phone. Many of our policies are exclusive to Sterling insurance. They do not feature on price comparison websites and do not appear online.

We will compare policies and levels of cover to suit your circumstances and come up with the best price for you.

Call 0344 381 9990 to find out how much you can save (existing customers 0344 381 9990). One quick call can save you a heap of cash

Help is here when you need it

Sterling’s UK claim line is open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

Isn’t it comforting to know that if you ever need to make a claim, whether an accident is your fault or a third party’s, someone will be here for you at the other end of the phone?

There will be less stress too because they will be an experienced claim call handler who will speak your language, understand your needs and concerns and know just how to help.

Our staff are based in the UK

Whether you’re calling for a quote on your new motor insurance or want to make a claim, our staff are based in the UK and are ready for your call.

As soon as you agree on the terms of your new motor insurance policy, your insurance documents can be issued on the same day. And, if need be, they can be transferred digitally for your convenience.

30 years’ experience in the industry

Our senior staff have been working in the insurance industry for more than 30 years.

We are experienced UK insurers and we will be able to help if you need to find cover for situations or circumstances that are a little more specialist.

Customised and modified cars, left hand drive cars and classic cars will not be a problem!

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