An adult family member is visiting California, USA from India, for about 3 months. He wants to drive my CA registered car in CA. I already have auto insurance for myself and this car. How can I get auto insurance for him ? I know that a foreign driver can get auto insurance by renting a car. But, I don't want to do that.
What I learned so far ?
1 - The sunrise group offers such insurance. But, my relative believes that their forms are asking for "too much information" (foreign address) & is not comfortable with providing it at the quote stage.
2 - Independent agents can help. But, I can't find any agents online who explicitly mention that they can help here. Has anyone tried this option ?
3 - The DMV CA website is not very helpful. The best I could get about international drivers in their website is this and its not at all useful:
International Driving Permits
The State of California does not recognize an International Driving Permit (IDP) as a valid driver license. California does recognize a valid driver license that is issued by a foreign jurisdiction (country, state, territory) of which the license holder is a resident.
The IDP is only a translation of information contained on a person's foreign driver license and is not required to operate a motor vehicle in California. Citations issued to a person in California who has an IDP, but does not have a California driver license will be placed on the Department of Motor Vehicle database.
The IDP is also called an International Driver License, International License, etc.
For more information about travel and driver licensing requirements outside of the US, visit Driving Abroad.