Ask an Agent
Have a question? We're here to help.
Ask an agent for free
Question

Is there a temporary non-owners car insurance for foreign drivers?

I am an international graduate student. I am about to apply for an American driver's license in North Carolina. Before I get my driver's license, I would like to have a non-owners car insurance policy. Am I eligible for this policy as a foreign driver?

May 13, 2019 Durham, NC

Answer
Author profile picture

Ross Martin

Insurance Writer

Credentials
  • 4+ years in the Insurance Industry

Ross joined The Zebra as a writer and researcher in 2019. He specializes in writing insurance content to help shoppers make informed decisions.

Ross h…

As an international student, you do have some options. The Zebra can offer Non-Owner's policies for drivers with a foreign license. We can't quote that online because a car is required, but you can give us a call at 888-807-3823. We will quote you with several companies at once. To qualify for a non-owners policy, you cannot own a car or have a specific car that you drive regularly. Once you purchase a car, you will need to get a regular auto policy. You can also wait to get insurance until you purchase the vehicle and still use your foreign license. Keep in mind, you will need at least the minimum liability requirements for your state.  Here are some further resources that could help:

Good luck and if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.

Ask an Agent
Have a question? We're here to help.
Ask an agent for free

Insurance is complicated, but it doesn't have to be.

The Zebra searches all of the top insurance companies, in one place, so you can compare the cost and coverage you need to protect your car, home and other property.

Step 1: Tell us a little about yourself

Choose an insurance product and enter your zip code to get started.

Step 2: Sip your coffee while we find the best quotes

Enter the necessary information and then sit back while we find quotes from 100 top insurance carriers.

Icon Fill Form

Step 3: Compare your quotes

Compare quotes side-by-side to find the right match for you, whether it's home, auto, or more.

Icon Agent

Step 4: Let our agents do the hard work for you

Once you pick your policy, our agents are here to get you over the finish line. Then just relax and enjoy your savings.

Compare insurance rates today!

Location pin icon
No junk mail. No spam calls. Free quotes.

Related Questions

Other people are also asking...

What do I do if I am hit by another driver and they refuse to provide me their insurance information?

Regardless of the amount of damage caused in an accident, drivers should still exchange insurance information. Normally if the police are called and a report is written the information of both drivers is documented, including insurance information. You can request a copy of the police report which …
Aug 6, 2017 Haw River, NC

Can I insure a car that is being financed by someone else?

Insuring a car you don't own can be tricky. If you're lucky, you should be able to insure the vehicle under your own policy without any issue from your insurance company. However, not every carrier offers this type of policy (called a non-owners policy) so you may need to do some research…
Dec 29, 2016 Riverside, CA

How do I update my car insurance after getting a new license?

Congrats on the move! Because car insurance is priced at the zip code level and regulated at the state, you're going to want to update your coverage to reflect that. Bear in mind, your premium will change as a result of your move. According to our data, the average premium in Illinois is $1,28…
Jul 10, 2018 Morrisville, NC

Can I insure vehicle I am driving in someone else's name?

There's a couple of things to think about here. First, your boyfriend's sister cannot and should not insure the vehicle simply because she does not drive it. Second, although you do not have a license, you should still get the vehicle insured as it is required by law in North Carolina. Th…
Aug 18, 2018 Clayton, NC