Don’t forget to request your VE103B certificate before you travel.
If you intend to travel abroad using your lease vehicle, you will require a ‘Vehicle On Hire’ (VE103B) certificate.
All UK motorists travelling abroad in a vehicle must carry the original Vehicle Registration Document (V5C). If your vehicle is leased from Day’s Fleet, we hold the V5C, meaning that you will instead need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate (VE103B), which is the recognised alternative to the V5C document.
You must apply for your VE103B at least 10 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 the driving licence.
Vehicles travelling outside the UK without a V5C 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.
You must ensure that your employer and insurance company have authorised for the vehicle to be taken outside of the UK prior to requesting the VE103B Certificate. This service is only available for vehicles on lease from Day’s Fleet.
We recommend you familiarise yourself with the respective requirements of the countries which you will be travelling to and also by reading the following resources: