Do you have to be a US citizen to get car insurance in Maine?

I am currently on a work visa and will be buying a car. Am I able to get car insurance in Maine?

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“If you aren’t a US citizen, you can still get car insurance; however, it may be difficult.
If you have a foreign driver’s license, car insurance companies may write you a policy if you hold an International Driving Permit and other documentation.
In Maine, you can get a driver’s license as a non-citizen. You will need to provide the DMV with your work permit, proof of identity, and proof of Maine residency. You also will be required to take a written exam and road test. Contact your local DMV to see what other requirements are necessary.
Once you have your driver’s license, you can probably get cheaper car insurance than you would without. Shop around to get the best rates.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 29, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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