If you intend to travel abroad using your lease vehicle you will require a ‘Vehicle On Hire’ (VE103B) certificate which entitles you to drive the vehicle in the following countries:
- All EU / EEA member states:
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Republic of Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Republic of Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain and Sweden.
- As well as the following countries:
Albania, Andorra, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, Jersey, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Russian Federation, Serbia, Switzerland, Turkey and Ukraine.
All UK motorists travelling abroad in a vehicle must carry the original Vehicle Registration Document (V5). If your vehicle is leased from Days Fleet we hold the V5 at our head office, meaning that you need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103), which is the recognised alternative to the V5 document.
You must apply for your VE103B at least 7 working days before you travel. It is valid for 12 months from the date of issue and will cover you for all your foreign travel within that 12 month period. It also covers you whilst proceeding to, and returning from, the port of embarkation.
The address used for the VE103B must legally be the driver’s home address and must match the address on your driving licence.
TRAVELLING TO FRANCE OR GERMANY?
Please visit the official Crit’Air website for the latest information on the requirements to display a new vehicle emissions sticker in certain French cities.
Low emission zones are in place in many cities across Germany, along with a requirement to display an environmental sticker. Stickers can be purchased locally in hotels, garages and environmental offices on presentation of a valid VE103B form They may also be purchased online.
DON’T RISK TRAVELLING WITHOUT YOUR CERTIFICATE AND EQUIPMENT
Vehicles travelling outside the UK without a V5 or VE103B certificate are at risk of being seized and impounded. In such event you would be liable for the costs of recovering the vehicle and repatriating it to the UK.
It’s important to make sure that you have all of the compulsory or recommended equipment required for the countries you intend to visit in your vehicle. Travel Packs can be purchased when requesting your VE103B certificate via the below web form:-
Please take the time to review the below information:-