• August 20, 2021

  • Abby Nuttall

  • Driver Articles

What is a VE103?

VE103s, also known as VE103Bs, is the form that drivers need to take with them when travelling in their lease vehicle.

When abroad this document proves the driver is authorised to drive the vehicle as they will not have the ownership documents (V5) which are held by the lease funder.

Why Are VE103’s In-Demand Now?

As the world begins to open up again more people are looking to travel, and many consider driving to be lower risk than flying. This means that more people are looking to travel in their own cars, which is why we are seeing a rise in the demand for them.

Another reason the demand might be increasing is that a VE103 is only valid for one year and so many of them would have expired during the previous year’s lockdown, so drivers will be requesting new ones.

Demand for these is set to rise in the coming months and funders are advising drivers to get in touch with them when they have the details of their planned trip to ensure that they receive the paperwork in time. Some funders advise it can take a few weeks to complete the process.

Lifting of French Return Quarantine

One reason more drivers are requesting VE103 certificates is that fully vaccinated people can now visit France without the need to quarantine when they return to the UK following changes to Covid restrictions earlier this month.

Although many of us have been choosing to have a staycation, the changes have seen more UK residents booking the ferry or channel tunnel to the warmer French weather.

Whether you’re going on a staycation or vacation, check out our article on the top 10 road trip tricks.

How to Get Your VE103

If your company car is a lease vehicle then you will need to request a VE103 from the funder, or if you have a fleet manager through them.

For vehicles that Wessex Fleet manage you will just need to get in touch with us on 01722 322 888 or customerservices@wessexfleet.co.uk with the below information and we can request this for you.

Information needed for a VE103:

  • Vehicle registration
  • Full name of any drivers as appears on their driving licence
  • Full address of any intended drivers as appears on their driving licence
  • Dates of travel
  • Countries planning to travel to

Some funders may also request the current mileage of the vehicle, so we recommend making a note of this as well.

Keep an eye on the Wessex Fleet blog for more posts on travelling and the company car.