There are many car insurance companies that will refuse to work with non UK residents who need car insurance. Non residents can get around this matter if you are also taking your car from wherever you live to the UK. A UK non resident will be able to travel with their car and keep their car insurance from America, France, or another country that you are originating from.
Other car insurance companies will continue to cover your car as long as you are driving it, no matter what country you are in, but you will want to check with your individual insurance company to see if you need to change you current plan or do anything else in order to stay covered in another country.
Most companies within the UK will not give a non UK resident the ability to get car insurance during their stay, whether it be for a few weeks, months, or even years. In order for a person to get car insurance, as UK non residents will either have to rent a car the whole time that they are in the country, or go without their own car.
Another way to be able to get car insurance coverage in the UK is to get an international driver’s license. Remember that many countries around the world will not recognize an American driver’s license, but an international one is easy to secure and will let you drive in a number of different countries.
And even though you have an international driver’s license, you still may have difficulty getting car insurance. If you are looking to buy a car in the UK, you will need insurance when you buy it. But if you are bringing a car in from another country, you may not have to change your current coverage.
If you do find car insurance, UK non resident fees will probably be much higher than those who have already been driving for a number years within the UK. This goes for people who have a license from a different country, students who have not been driven very long, and other international drivers. The UK road laws are strict about those who have not driven for very long in the UK mainly because most countries in Europe drive on the opposite side of the road, and insurance companies do not want to have to deal with claims due to negligence of this situation.