Can I take my lease vehicle abroad?
Summer is officially here and the majority of the people are getting ready to visit sunny countries across Europe. Here at Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, one of our most popular questions from customers is "Can I take my leased vehicle abroad?" So if you're thinking of travelling abroad this summer and wish to take your lease car with you, we explain what documentation you need.
Taking your car on holiday can be a tricky business, especially if you're travelling to a country you've never visited before. While many people hire a car when they are abroad, others that find it difficult as the seating, steering wheel and gear box is on the opposite side and it takes time to get used to the new dimensions of the car. For these reasons, many customers prefer to take their own car abroad.
If you lease your current lease vehicle with Nationwide Vehicle Contracts, you may be allowed to take their vehicle abroad for a specified time depending on the finance provider. The most important key for a successful trip is preparation so avoid any unexpected fines or issues whilst you're abroad, it is vital that you speak to your finance provider direct to discuss your options and to arrange for the appropriate paperwork to be sent in advance of your trip.
If you want to take your car in another country, alongside your driving licence, you will need to fill in a VE103B form. This is a legal document which acts as an alternative to the V5C log book and gives authorisation from the finance provider (the owner and keeper of the vehicle) for the driver (you) to take the lease or hire car abroad. The VE103B contains the details of the vehicle such as registration number, make and model and etc. The form will also confirm the name and address of the person leasing the vehicle as well as the length of the contract.
Still have questions regarding taking your lease car abroad? Contact the Nationwide Vehicle Contracts Customer Services team on 0345 811 9595 (option 3) or leave a comment below and we will be happy to help.