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Discussion in 'General Automotive Discussion' started by jgcferrari, Nov 22, 2013.

  1. jgcferrari

    jgcferrari Formula Junior
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    Nov 21, 2004
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    Jose
    Here is my situation I want to see if someone is able to direct me in the correct way

    Im a Mexican citizen, I've had a property in Texas for the last 20 years and have around 10 vintage cars over there.

    I had them insured with my mexican Drivers License, as a non citizen Im not able to get a US DL, now my insurance company has told me they can not insure me any more if I dont get a US DL, and every single company I have talked to will not cover me either.

    I dont understand the goverment wont issue DL to a foreing citizen, but they will sell you a car that no insurance company will insure.

    I hope someone can help me with this.

    Thanks!!
     
  2. 412fan

    412fan Karting

    Aug 1, 2005
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    Do you live in Mexico? If so, your best bet is to consult a reputable attorney. If you live in the US, you should be able to get a driver's license, as you don't have to be a citizen to get one. You just have to be here legally.
     
  3. SloW8

    SloW8 Formula Junior

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    I was wondering about this yesterday. I have a friend coming over from Germany and would like to let him drive a car while he is here. I wonder if my policy would cover him or not?

    One thing you may be able to look into is putting the cars in a trust owned by an LLC and then insuring them through the business?
     
  4. fluque

    fluque Formula 3

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    #4 fluque, Nov 25, 2013
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    I had cars insured in MA and VA some years ago with GEICO and Progressive holding initially a Mexican license.

    Insurance companies may be getting difficult. Over a year ago I bought non owners insurance in TX with a Mexican license, according to the agent GEICO was able to write me a policy only because I had been a client in the past with a VA license (even though it has since has expired).

    The only thing I can think of is asking if the insurance company would take an international license. As a visitor in VA one can drive with a non US license if paired with an international one, but I believe that's needed in TX. They are not officially issued but you can get it from AMA in Mexico, I had one some years ago for other purposes.
     

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