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Can I get temporary car insurance for an imported car?

Importing cars is becoming increasingly popular. Importing a car involves bringing a car from abroad to the Netherlands. A common reason for doing this is that cars abroad are often cheaper or that a certain model is not available in the Netherlands. It is important to know that an imported car cannot be driven on Dutch roads just like that. An imported car does not yet have a Dutch license plate and must therefore first be inspected by the RDW. But without a Dutch license plate, you are not allowed to drive on public roads. How can you insure an imported car? By taking out temporary car insurance! At Alpina.nl we will explain to you how to get temporary car insurance for an import car.

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When can I insure my imported car?

As long as the car has not been officially approved by the RDW and therefore does not have a Dutch license plate, you cannot take out a regular car insurance. Importing a car is subject to procedures that may differ per country. Therefore, make sure that you are always well informed about the applicable rules. You can take out a temporary car insurance for your imported car. If you take the car on the road without valid car insurance, you risk a hefty fine. Prevent financial surprises from popping up while importing and make sure that you always take out a car insurance.

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Temporary car insurance for an imported car

If you import a car to the Netherlands, it must always first be inspected by the RDW. During the inspection, the inspector checks whether the vehicle can be allowed on public roads in the Netherlands. Also, the inspector establishes the data for the declaration of the BPM. You will then receive a Dutch license plate and can take out car insurance. Such an inspection is carried out at an RDW inspection station. To get here, you obviously have to drive your car there, but you cannot drive on the road with an uninsured car. This is why you can get temporary car insurance. Temporary car insurance is valid for 1 or 15 days. When you have to go to the RDW inspection, you can take out the 1-day insurance. This is insurance for one day with only third-party coverage. That means you are insured for damage you cause to another person.

Importing a car? Get temporary car insurance at Alpina.nl!

Do you want to insure a car temporarily, but your insurance company does not know about temporary car insurance? Through Alpina, you can get temporary car insurance for your import car. The cost for a temporary car insurance for 1 day is €69. You can then safely drive your car to and from the RDW inspection location.

Do you have any questions about taking out temporary car insurance? Then please do not hesitate to contact us! We are available from Monday to Friday from 08.00 to 18.00 on 088 - 688 3700. You can also send us a message via chat, WhatsApp or Messenger.

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