Lithuanian car insurance in UK?

Please do not answer this question if you do not know the answer, and are just assuming.

I am English, and have lived here in England for my whole life.

I was wondering what the law is regarding the following...

If possible, once I have my drivers licence, I intend to fly to Lithuania to buy a car, and drive it back to England.

I was wondering since Lithuania is part of the EU, am I able to have Lithuanian International Insurance to cover me here in the UK?

I know a few people that are already doing this...but firstly they are actually from Lithuania and I wasn't 100% sure that it is in fact legal...

I am very grateful to whomever can help me out, thank you!

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  • Anonymous
    9 years ago
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    Will you get Lithuanian number plates? If yes, well you should keep in mind: You are not allowed to drive a car (in UK) with registration in another country longer than 6 month in 12 months period. when you cross border its being scanned, so if you want cheat, count on luck but expect that police will stop you one day ;). And don't forget, regular Lithuanian insurance covering up to 90 days in foreign countries. If you want to buy it for 12 months, price will rise ;).

    Source(s): Being Lithuanian, living in UK. (I buy UK insurance) http://www.about-lithuania.com/
  • 7 years ago

    You can drive a car registered in another EU state for 183 days in any 12 month period, your insurance is valid for minimum legal requirement, but there is normally a time restriction e.g."90 days maximum trip", "no trip longer than 30 days" and "not more than 3 trips in any one year" etc. all policies seem to vary.

    You cannot drive a car registered in another EU state on your UK driving liscence in the UK but you can in any other state. i.e you cannot drive a Lithuanian car in the UK if you hold a UK driving liscence.

    Source(s): All this is in every language on Europa.eu but it may be you have to understand the legal terms.
  • 5 years ago

    I think that in UK insurance companies taking advantage of UK population buy hitting stupid amounts for insuring the car. People in UK have an advantage to use EU services to save money. I am always surprised to see how UK government treating their own people.

  • 4 years ago

    Are you very helpful which you will get coverage in Lithuania - they might incredibly such as you to have a interior sight handle and licence and declare which you reside there. even though in case you probably did get it the era for which coverage companies conceal you while in different international locations varies in accordance to the coverage. In uk it is from 31 days to infinite. besides, i concept that as a uk resident, importing a vehicle, which you ought to get it uk registered particularly at present after arrival.

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  • glow
    Lv 5
    9 years ago

    Yes you can and yes, it's legal.

    I can actually point to at least two insurance companies that say so right on their websites in english:

    "If you cause a traffic incident and are covered by compulsory third party motor liability insurance, we will compensate losses incurred by third parties <...> Insurance protection is valid throughout the European Union and in Green Card countries (Belarus, Russia, Turkey, etc.)."

    http://www.if.lt/web/lt/eng/private/insurances/Com...

    "The policies of compulsory third party motor liability insurance provide for insurance coverage and are valid not only in Lithuania, but also in any and all states of the Common European Economic Space (Ireland, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Denmark, Great Britain, <..>"

    http://ergo.lt/en/pages/private/motor-third-party-...

    Other companies (http://ld.lt/ and http://pzu.lt/ for example) have similar texts on their websites in Lithuanian. I expect all of them to provide service in english, though, if you just walk into their shop and ask. Good luck!

  • 5 years ago

    It is actually interesting

  • 5 years ago

    I suggest that you try this website where you can compare quotes from different companies: http://insurecompare.info/index.html?src=1YA xinfrAS33

    RE :Lithuanian car insurance in UK?

    Please do not answer this question if you do not know the answer, and are just assuming.

    I am English, and have lived here in England for my whole life.

    I was wondering what the law is regarding the following...

    If possible, once I have my drivers licence, I intend to fly to Lithuania to buy a car, and drive it back to England.

    I was wondering since Lithuania is part of the EU, am I able to have Lithuanian International Insurance to cover me here in the UK?

    I know a few people that are already doing this...but firstly they are actually from Lithuania and I wasn't 100% sure that it is in fact legal...

    I am very grateful to whomever can help me out, thank you!

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