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Ok , after all the process of filing the forms for immigration , then eventually getting a drivers licence , how hard or easy were you able to get car insurance for yourself. Did having a foreign drivers licence help in getting insurance or were you treated as a totally new driver ?????????

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Its easy to get, but you are treated as a new driver. Rates are not always cheap either.


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I got insurance through State Farm, and then had 30 days in which to get my US drivers license. My husband was with another insurance company, Nationwide I think, but they would not insure me with a UK license...


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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I got insurance through State Farm, and then had 30 days in which to get my US drivers license. My husband was with another insurance company, Nationwide I think, but they would not insure me with a UK license...

State Farm had no issue with me, with a UK license.

Like much of these issues it is State dependent.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Spain
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In Indiana and using State Farm, plus adding a third car to my H's policy, I was given 6 months to get my US driver's permit and had to produce not only a UK driver's licence but also an international licence. I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, having been led to believe that the insurance would be much higher ... and I wasn't treated as a new driver.


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Filed: Country: Canada
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In Indiana and using State Farm, plus adding a third car to my H's policy, I was given 6 months to get my US driver's permit and had to produce not only a UK driver's licence but also an international licence. I was pleasantly surprised at the bill, having been led to believe that the insurance would be much higher ... and I wasn't treated as a new driver.

It totally depends on the insurance compnay. If your insurance company feels it necessary to treat an immigrant as a new driver... then I suggest that you look for a new policy elsewhere. There are companies that aren't out to soak you.


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I have been driving on my UK license for 6 months now here in the US and I have been insured by AIG. Its not too expensive either which came as a surprise.


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ireland
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On hubby's Progresive Insurance with my International License and it didn't cost as much as we expected. And when I get my Ohio license, it will go down...now if only they'd approve the EAD!!


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State Farm classified my husband as a new driver, despite his 16+ years of driving experience. We switched to Farmer's . the price is SO much less


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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It depends on the company and on the state you live in. I never had any problems with anything here in CA (probably because there are so many people from all over the world here). Although I'm a new driver, my insurance turned out to be really cheap - I'm with Farmer's, I think they're great.


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