Division of Agent and Agency Services
NON-RESIDENT General Lines LICENSE
TYPE AND CLASS:
9-20 General Lines (Property, Casualty, Surety, Marine, Health and Miscellaneous Lines)
Common Use(s) of License:
automobiles, water craft, homes, motorcycles, and pets. Also, used
to write errors & omissions, workers compensation, and write bonds.
Related Florida Statutes:
624.604, 624.605, 626.015, and 626.726-626.754
STEPS TO OBTAIN NON-RESIDENT GENERAL
Step 1 - You must be:
- A natural person at least 18 years of age.
- A non-resident of the state of Florida.
- A United States citizen or legal alien who possesses a
work authorization from the United States Immigration and
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Step 2 - Home State License:
- You must have the same lines of authority in your home state before applying. Note: A Florida
non-resident license is only valid for the same line of authority you hold in your home state.
Step 3 - Apply:
Step 4 - Prerequisite:
- Proof of your prerequisite, as indicated in Step 2, is verified through
the National Association Insurance Commissioners (NAIC).
In the event that your license can not be verified, the Bureau may request a Letter of Certification from your home state to verify you are licensed.
The Letter of Certification can be obtained from your home state and it must be dated no earlier than 30 days of your date of application.
Department of Financial Services
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
200 East Gaines Street
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
Step 5 - Fingerprints:
- You must submit fingerprints to the Bureau. Instructions for fingerprinting can be found by
Step 6 - Status notification(s):
- Once an application has been submitted, you may check
for the status of your application. Deficiencies
will be listed under the pending license type.
Step 7 - Print license:
- Once all the above steps have been satisfied, the
department will send your approval by email. You may
then go to your MyProfile account
and print your license.
Note: If you are required to take an examination, you will not be able to print your license until the department has
received a passing result from the testing vendor.
- This License shall not be issued to any individual who is employed by
any insurer as a service representative or who is a managing general
agent in any state, whether or not also licensed in another state as an agent or broker.
- Can only solicit the specific lines of authority that are held in the resident state.
A person who is not a resident of
Florida who sells, solicits, or negotiates a contract of insurance
for commercial or residential property and casualty risks to an
insured with risks located in more than one state insured under that
contract, provided that the person is otherwise licensed as an
insurance producer to sell, solicit or negotiate that insurance in
the state where the insured maintains its principal place of
business or residency and the contract of insurance insures risks
located in that state, is not required to be licensed as a producer
in Florida. Example: Mary Smith, a licensed property and casualty
producer in Ohio, sells an insurance policy to a business in Ohio
that also has branch locations in Florida. If the branch locations
in Florida are on the master insurance contract in Ohio, then Mary
Smith is not required to be licensed in Florida.
The General Lines license can not be held with the following licenses:
- 0-93 LIFE (FOREIGNMILITARY)
- 0-55 SERVICE REPRESENTATIVE
- 0-60 MANAGING GENERAL AGENT
- 9-23 NON-RESIDENT MOTOR VEHICLE RENTAL
- 9-30 NON-RESIDENT MORTGAGE GUARANTY
- 9-40 NON-RESIDENT CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE
- T9-40 NON-RESIDENT CUSTOMER REPRESENTATIVE