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You have to address this question from two aspects. First, are you a student or a visitor and how long are you driving for? Second, if you can drive, where can you get insurance for a foreign licensed driver and what factors should you keep in mind for lowering your car insurance premium?
So, can you drive in America with a foreign driver’s license?
Yes you can in most states. However, some may require an International Driving Permit (IDP). So make sure to find out what your state requires. (https://www.usa.gov/motor-vehicle-services).
Remember that as long as your foreign license is government issued and valid, you can drive with a foreign license in the United States for up to one year.
Now that we have established that you can drive, can you get insurance with a foreign license?
YES you can! In fact, unless you live in New Hampshire, you are actually required by law to have car insurance. However, each state has a different minimal liability coverage requirement. You can find out the minimum requirements by clicking here. (Click Here)
Here is a list of factors that impact your car insurance rate as a foreign license holder so it’s very important to keep them in mind to hopefully save money.
Let's Wrap It Up
It is legal in most states for students or visitors to drive with a foreign license for up to one year after entering the United States as long as their foreign license is government issued and valid.
But you are still required by law to have car insurance so pick a car that is cheaper to insure and consider the other factors described above.
Deciding on which insurance to go with can be confusing for you anyone and it’s not always smart to go with the cheapest policy. That's why you have as independent agents that work for you not the insurance company to sort it all out. Call our experts at (813-327-4900) or email us at (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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