Does my driving time in South Africa count when applying for insurance in the UK?

When I applied for car insurance, a question that needed to be answered was "How long have you had this licence?". I only arrived in the UK in February last year and changed my South African licence for a UK one. My query is, does my South African time count (50 years). Many thanks

Asked by Keith Matthewson

The question relates specifically to your UK licence but you should tell a potential insurer that you have held a driving license in your home country for many more years as some UK insurers will take this into account.

Some will take any no-claim bonus you earned back home into account too.

It’s best to talk, either direct to an insurer or to an insurance broker rather than rely on on-line applications where circumstances are unusual.


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