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Q: USA auto insurer who can offer cover for UK citizen driving on UK licence ( Answered 5 out of 5 stars,   1 Comment )
Subject: USA auto insurer who can offer cover for UK citizen driving on UK licence
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: aztarac-ga
List Price: $44.44
Posted: 04 Nov 2005 11:36 PST
Expires: 04 Dec 2005 11:36 PST
Question ID: 589072
I a UK citizen and have bought a 2nd home in Georgia USA. I will be
staying there twice in a year using US visa waiver for 90 days for
each stay (total 6 mths). I want to buy a car to use during my stays
but I am having trouble locating a US auto insurer who can offer any
cover as they require you to have a US driving licence. I cannot get a
US driving licence as a US SSN is needed which I cannot get due to my
visa waiver/tourist status.
I can rent a car no problem and drive on my UK licence so it must be
possible that some companies do.
Subject: Re: USA auto insurer who can offer cover for UK citizen driving on UK licence
Answered By: pkp-ga on 04 Nov 2005 13:06 PST
Rated:5 out of 5 stars
Hi aztarac-ga,

There is a useful article, including the names of companies that
provide this type of insurance at:

The companies include:
  GMAC Insurance
  (800) 468-3466

  OrionAuto Insurance Co.
  (800) 334-0090

  Progressive Direct Insurance Co.
  (800) 288-6776

I have called and verified with GMAC, Progressive, and OrionAuto that
they do, indeed offer such insurance. OrionAuto claims that they asses
no extra surcharge because of foreign license, so I feel they are
likely to have the least expensive rates. Progressive will allow you
to apply and bind insurance all through the internet (including a
policy with a foreign licence) allowing the easiest (but perhaps not
the least expensive) option. Progressive does have a foreign license

Unfortunately, for GMAC and OrionAuto you can not get a quote from
contacting the 1 800 number. In order to obtain a quote, you need to
contact a local insurance agency in Georgia that represents the above
companies. I have obtained local contacts for each of the above
insurance companies. Most are in Atlanta. If you canprovide me with
the general region where you will be in Georgia, I can provide you
with your closest local contact for each company. Progressive can give
quotes from the 800 number, although I do not know if you can dial a
US 800 number, As mentioned before, you can complete the who process
with progressive online.

Advanced Insurers
Atlanta, GA
770 952-8044

Fosters & Associates
770 455-4458

Meter Brokers Insurance
678 587-3434

Abbey of Gainsville
770 718-0202


Advanced Insurers
Atlanta, GA
770 952-8044

When you do call or apply online, you will need to provide your date
of birth, your UK license number/identifier, the address of your home
in Georgia, the make/model/year of the car, if the car will be used
for work or recreation. If for work, the commuting location, the
length of commute and the number of times per week that the vehicle
will be used.

Good luck with the new home, and I hope you now have the needed info
to obtain car insurance in Georgia.

I hope I have answered your question to your satisfaction. Please let
me know if you require any clarification. I want to be sure you are
completely satisfied with your Google Answers experience.

Sincerely, pkp-ga

Request for Answer Clarification by aztarac-ga on 04 Nov 2005 15:07 PST
Thanks ! My location is Douglas Ga. so if you could find a local
agency for me I would be really sorted :0)

Clarification of Answer by pkp-ga on 04 Nov 2005 18:04 PST
Carter Thompson Inc	
201 E Ashley St
Douglas, GA 31533	
(912) 384-7171

Hennesy Insurance Agency
711 North Madison
Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-2609

Meeks Insurance Agency Inc	
800 N Madison Ave
Douglas, GA 31534	
(912) 384-4713

Moore-Cannon and Company
708 S Madison Ave
Douglas, GA 31533	
(912) 384-2760

Also note, that Orion was sold to Viking, and that as of Nov 1st,
Viking was sold to Sentry Insurance. Their new web site is:

phone is: 1-800-334-0090. Agent listings are not available online, and
their 800 number is not staffed at night or on the weekends. (Also
something to consider if you need help with a claim!)If you'd like, I
can follow-up on Monday.

Note this info cam from if you go to this web
page, there is an online form to contact each agent, but individual
email addresses are not available.

David Vickers Insurance Agency	
805 N Peterson Ave, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-1940

McCrary-Daniels Ins
120 North Madison, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-2130

Dixon Insurance Agency	
503 N Peterson Ave, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-3169

Griffin Insurance Agency	
506 W Ward St, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-1003

Moore-Cannon Company	
708 S Madison, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 345-5146

Meeks Insurance Agency Inc	
800 N Madison, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-4713

Hennesy Insurance Agency
711 N Madison Ave, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-2609

Douglas Insurance Services, Inc.
912 N Madison Ave, Douglas, GA 31533
(912) 384-1007
aztarac-ga rated this answer:5 out of 5 stars and gave an additional tip of: $15.00
Fantastic!   First time I used Google answers. Answer within a couple of hours !
Answer was spot on.

Subject: Re: USA auto insurer who can offer cover for UK citizen driving on UK licence
From: hardhat-ga on 04 Nov 2005 13:47 PST
Try this ? You can get a US Tax # - You get this from the Social
Security office ? with a letter from the SSO stating that you are not
eligible for an SS#. With the other documentation showing you are in
the Country legally, this will get you a US drivers license in the
State of Louisiana. As for Florida I don?t know but it?s surely worth
checking out.

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