Expat Car Leasing Globally

ExpatRide is the preferred provider for many Fortune 1000 companies and relocation companies.

We can assist you with car leases in 51 countries.

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Expatriates can get a car without a local credit history or driver's license

As an expat you can arrange for your car before or after you move abroad. With our program, there are no restrictions on when to start the process. ExpatRide provides leasing for new cars and used cars in most countries.

We can assist in the following countries: Australia, Belarus, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, India, Indonesia, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kuwait, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Netherlands, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Panama, Peru, Philippines, Poland, Qatar, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Singapore, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

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Leasing Service Pandemic Solutions

Even though the dealerships may still have plenty of inventory, most car manufacturers have cut down on production and laid off staff. Although there are still plenty of deals to be made, we may have to wait a while to see great incentives from manufacturers. Your Personal Car Shopper is a great resource in the current pandemic and will be able to negotiate on your behalf. By using the Personal Car Shopper Service, you'll also be able to adhere to social distancing guidelines and avoid potentially exposing yourself to the virus by visiting multiple local dealerships.

How are test drives conducted?

The following process is used by most dealerships. Prior to your test drive session, the dealership will:

  • Conduct a disinfectant wipe down of key areas (such as but not limited to, the steering wheel, gearshift, driver’s door handle as well as car key).
  • Place the car key in the car before the car handover.
  • The Sales Consultant will wear a face mask and adhere to safe distancing measures according to local guidelines throughout the handover and assistance in connecting your mobile device to the car via Bluetooth.
  • The Sales Consultant will stay connected with you via phone call through the test drive session to assist you in any way.

Sanitizing vehicle before delivery:

All vehicles are sanitized with a disinfectant that meets leading health authority requirements, with particular attention to more than 20-plus high-touch points which could have been touched, or will be most likely be touched by the customer. Such as, but not limited to:

  • Key/key fob
  • Steering wheel
  • Steering column
  • Seat belts
  • Center console
  • Door interiors
  • Door pockets
  • Interior door handles
  • Exterior door handles
  • Seat pockets/seat surfaces
  • Areas between seats & consoles
  • Areas between seats & doorjambs
  • Cupholders/compartments
  • Instrument panel
  • Accessory panel/touchscreen
  • Rearview mirror/side mirrors
  • Visors/visor mirrors
  • Dashboard / vents
  • Gearstick/gear shift
  • Trunk release

As an example, this is the process described by one of the car dealerships we work with. Note that process may differ depending on location and local regulations:

"Shortly before you take the delivery, the vehicle will be moved to our dedicated open-air delivery area by a masked and gloved team member. Once the vehicle is staged, all touch-points including door handles, steering wheel, shift knobs, touchpads, etc will be wiped down with sanitizer. Protective covers will be installed over the steering wheel and shift lever. Your keys will be sanitized and placed in a Ziploc bag until you receive them."  - Mercedes-Benz dealership in New York

Frequently Asked Car Leasing Questions

  • Why is it difficult for an expat to lease a car?

    Leasing a car is a daunting task for expats since they are not familiar with the car leasing process in their new country. In addition, it can be very difficult to get approved for a lease without local credit history. ExpatRide overcomes these hurdles by working around the local credit system and providing support by a Personal Car Shopper.

  • What are the benefits of using ExpatRide?

    Our program was created with the expat’s needs in mind; it is designed to save you time, hassle and money. The assistance from a Personal Car Shopper gives you the benefit of a skilled and knowledgeable contact person who understand the auto market in your new country.

    Many customers find it difficult to navigate the foreign car market. Your Personal Car Specialist will work with you to find the best fit for your situation. The goal is to match your needs, wants and budget.

  • What is Personal Car Shopper Service?

    We search for your vehicle according to your wishes, needs and budget. Your Personal Car Shopper will locate and negotiate pricing on your behalf with a dealer close to your location. In most cases, your Personal Car Shopper can get bet¬ter pricing because of arrangements made with vehicle manufacture, dealerships, and financing companies.

  • What is the difference between leasing new and buying used?

    Leasing makes more sense economically when it comes to deciding between purchasing a pre-owned car and leasing a new one. The monthly payments of financing a used car are often higher and, in addition, the maintenance costs for a pre-owned vehicle are also more expensive.

  • Do I need to perform maintenance on a leased vehicle?

    Yes. As part of your lease agreement, you are responsible for servicing your vehicle in accordance with the manufacturer’s minimum recommendations and as requested by the manufacturer in connection with any recall campaign.

  • Is maintenance included with the lease?

    Maintenance contracts can be offered and included in a lease. In some countries, we offer a complimentary plan, while others must be paid for out of pocket. Please check your country’s page to find out if maintenance is included in your lease payment.

  • Can I break the lease earlier than my contract agreement?

    In general, when terminating a lease early, there are no penalties, only the payments of the remaining months. In some countries, we offer flexible lease agreements which can be ended at any time (or after 12 months) at no cost.

  • Is insurance included with the lease?

    In some countries, insurance is included in the lease and in other countries insurance is a separate charge. If insurance is not included, we have insurance partners with whom we can connect you.

  • Can I lease more than one car?

    Yes, many customers lease more than one car.

  • How long does the lease process take?

    The timeframe for car delivery will depend on the country. However, you can control the following factors:

    • How fast we receive your information and the required documents
    • How flexible you are with make/model

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, Toyota C-HR

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

Tailored to fit your needs

    • Start process before or after arrival
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free service) - saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • We can source any make and model
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals, etc.
    • Competitive interest rate

We finance most makes and models

We offer many of the following car brands in our locations

We can assist you nationwide in all countries

All major cities and all smaller cities, we'll be there for you: San José, Puerto Limón, Helsinki, Espoo, Tampere, Vantaa, Turku, Oulu, Al Ahmadi, Ḩawallī, Şabāḩ as Sālim, Kuala Lumpur, George Town Penang Island, Ipoh, Shah Alam, Petaling Jaya, Johor Bahru, Panama City, San Miguelito, Tocumen, Quezon City, Manila, Davao City, Caloocan, Cebu City, Zamboanga City, Taguig, Doha, Al Rayyan, Stockholm, Gothenburg, Malmö, Uppsala, Västerås, Örebro, Linköping, Bangkok, Nonthaburi, Nakhon Ratchasima, Chiang Mai, Phuket, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Sharjah, Al Ain and many more...