• December 13, 2021

  • Abby Nuttall

  • Driver Articles

A VE103B is an essential document for anyone wanting to travel abroad with a lease vehicle and tomorrow is the last date for drivers to apply for one before Christmas travel.

According to advice issued by the British Vehicle Rental and Leasing Association (BVRLA) earlier this month they cannot guarantee that the documents will arrive after this date from the lease funder in time for Christmas.

What is a VE103B?

A VE103B is a certificate to confirm that you are authorised to drive a lease vehicle as it is owned by the finance funder, who will have the V5C. Essentially, it’s what you’ll take away with you instead of the V5 if you are leasing.

You might be asked to present this documentation when driving into another country, so if you’re planning on spending the festive period abroad and have a lease car, whether it’s a personal agreement or a company car, then you will need to take it with you.

How Do I Get One?

Applying for a VE103B is fairly simple.

You will need to know:

  • The dates of travel
  • The countries you will be travelling in
  • The full name of any drivers as appears on their licence
  • The full address of any drivers as appears on their licence
  • The vehicle details – make, model and registration

Some funders might also require the vehicle mileage at the time the application is made.

Once you have all this information you need to contact your lease funder and they will be able to arrange the documentation for you. Please note that some funders charge a fee for this service, they should advise you on this when you contact them.

If your lease vehicle is provided by Wessex Fleet then you can reach out to our Customer Services Team on 01722 322 888 and they can provide you with the correct contact details and additional advice.

What to Do If You Miss the Deadline?

If you don’t manage to apply before tomorrow then you should still request the documentation from your vehicle’s funder.

Some may be able to provide an emailed copy of the paperwork or send with a faster delivery method if possible.

Individual funders timeframe on receiving documentation can vary as well, so it may be that you still receive it before your trip even without the special measures mentioned above.

For more information on travelling with a lease vehicle check out our dedicated guide or bookmark our blog for more helpful content.