Why choose temporary van insurance for expatriates?
From 1-28 days. You only pay for the cover you want and only when you need it.
Drive away cover while waiting for your annual policy.
Protects your no claims discount. Fully comp insurance for peace of mind.
For expats returning to the UK, temporary expatriates insurance is a great way to get around easily while saving time and money on motor insurance when back in the UK.
For most expats, getting around when visiting on holiday can be difficult and often very expensive. The rising cost of public transport and lack of practical and affordable alternatives means that travelling while in the UK comes with a fair amount of costs.
One of the easiest ways to get about while back in the UK is to borrow a vehicle from a friend or family member. It’s unlikely you’ll have to pay to borrow it and access to a vehicle gives you the freedom to come and go as and when you like.
Unfortunately, despite being former residents, many expats will find it tough to get the proper insurance.
Without a UK address, many insurance providers won’t offer you cover and driving without or with the wrong insurance is illegal.
If you’re looking for cover while visiting the UK, temporary expatriates insurance from Tempcover could be the ideal solution for you!
Cover is available for 1-28 days so it’s suitable for a wide range of situations. Whether it’s a passing visit, or you’re here for a while, you can choose the policy duration that fits your needs.
Why choose short term insurance?
Save time and money
A temporary policy can be the most affordable way for an expat to get insurance when borrowing another vehicle.
You only pay for the cover you need with our flexible, tailored policies and it can even save the vehicle owner money.
You don’t have to worry about adjusting their existing insurance which not only comes with standard admin fees but can also have a big impact on the owner’s premiums.
For example, if you were to have an accident while driving the owner would lose their No Claims Discount even if you were the one driving.
This certainly wouldn’t make them too fond of you as it could cost them a lot of money on their future premiums.
But, because short term insurance is a separate, standalone policy, it won’t have any impact on their existing cover and won’t affect their No Claims Discount.
Visiting friends and family can be expensive as it is without having to fork out for insurance you don’t need. With temporary cover for expatriates, you only pay for the cover you actually want.
Get quick and easy quotes from Tempcover
Getting a quote from Tempcover takes just a couple minutes because we only ask for the minimum amount of information required.
After answering a few simple questions about yourself, the address you’ll be staying at and the vehicle you want to drive, you’ll be presented with your quote. From there, you can tailor your policy to suit your specific needs.
Not only can you select the duration that best fits your situation, you can also choose when your policy begins – down to the minute.
Once you’ve purchased your policy, your certificate of insurance is emailed to you instantly so you can get on the road the moment you need to.
We’ve helped hundreds of thousands of drivers get on the road and with our 5 star, 4.6/10 rated service, Tempcover makes buying temporary insurance for expats simple and straightforward.
Who can get cover?
We work with different insurers to provide a number of quotes for you to compare. Working with these different insurers means we’re able to offer cover to a wider range of drivers.
While each insurance provider has their own acceptance criteria, we’re confident that you can get a quote if your details match the following information:
Held a Full UK or EU licence for a minimum of 12 months
Previously been a UK resident for a minimum of 10 years
Be temporarily living at the residential address provided on the policy
Be currently living abroad
Had no more than 7 penalty points in the last 2 years
Other exclusions may apply depending on a number of risk factors.
Temporary insurance for business
It’s not just a holiday that may bring an expat back to the UK – you may be required to return occasionally as part of your job.
Short term insurance can give you the freedom to get around while you’re here working. Whether it’s for meetings or training it can reduce travel costs for your business while still giving you the highest level of insurance.
Even if you need to leave last minute, the quote process is still simple and straightforward and your policy can begin as soon as five minutes time if you need it to.
Business trips can be a pain to organise, so getting hassle-free insurance that’s quick to purchase and offers comprehensive cover is one way to reduce some of the stress.
Since its inception in 2006, Tempcover has been dedicated to providing the best temporary vehicle insurance possible to hundreds of thousands of drivers.
We're currently rated 'Excellent' with a TrustScore of 4.6/5 on the consumer review website TrustPilot, and here’s what just some of the drivers who’ve used Tempcover before thought of our service.
Does exactly what you want
Does exactly what you want. I needed temporary insurance it was cheap quick and easy. Nice touch with the text reminding when it was about to expire. Would definitely use again if the situation required it many thanks
Exceptionally easy to complete online
This is the second time I have used Tempcover.com and once again the policy could be arranged in minutes, all exceptionally easy to complete online and documents are emailed to you on completion. Whats not to like great service for short term cover.
4 Days Ago
Love this company
Love this company i use them often when test driving cars or borrowing a car, van or bike cheep reliable. doing it on line is so easy
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