Taking your lease vehicle abroad? Don’t forget your VE103B

Going Abroad
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If you are planning to travel abroad using your vehicle on lease from Days Fleet, you will require a ‘Vehicle On Hire’ (VE103B) document which entitles you to drive the vehicle in any EU member state, along with a number of other countries.

What is a VE103B?

The VE103B document is the recognised legal alternative to the V5 registration document to take the vehicle outside the UK.

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.

Travel packs containing the necessary equipment for your trip are also available to order.

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? Are you aware you may need an emissions sticker?

Regulations have been introduced in France to tackle pollution.  This means that all vehicles which travel in certain French cities including Paris, Lyon and Grenoble are now required to display a new vehicle emissions sticker or risk an on-the-spot fine of between €68-135 (£58 to £117).

The stickers cost between £3.20 and £3.60 and cover six categories based on vehicle emissions.  The sticker must be ordered by the driver directly from the official Crit’Air website.  We recommend that you order your sticker at your earliest convenience.

Don’t risk travelling without your VE103B

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 in your vehicle, please take the time to review the following document.