How to get car insurance without a driver’s license?

My license expired and my next appointment at the DMV is in a week and a half. Is it possible to get new insurance without my valid ID?

Answer
Most car insurance policies state that you can get auto insurance without a license—as long as the license hasn’t been suspended or revoked. This could be helpful in a few situations:
  • You’re insuring an underage drivers
  • You have a personal driver
  • You have a learner’s permit
  • You’re insuring a collector’s car that you won’t drive
  • You want to insure your car with a caregiver as the primary driver
That said, you do have a license—it just isn’t currently valid.
Most insurance companies will ask for a valid driver’s license number when you sign up for a policy. Since you already have an appointment scheduled with the DMV, we recommend that you renew your expired license before applying.
Once you’re ready to find insurance, use the car super app Jerry to find the best deals on the coverage you need. The average Jerry user saves $879 per year on their car insurance!
Carlos Kirby
Answered on Nov 01, 2021
Carlos has a BA in Media Production and Marketing from Loyola University of Chicago, as well as almost 5 years of content editing and writing experience. He has operated his own freelance creative studio over the past 5 years and aspires to be a Creative Director for an Creative Agency. He is currently located in Chicago, IL and enjoys creating digital art and taking bike rides along the lakefront during his free time!
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