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:
To insure 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
STEPS TO OBTAIN NON-RESIDENT GENERAL LINES
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 Naturalization Services.
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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 Financial Services
Bureau of Licensing, Room 419
200 East Gaines
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0319
Step 5 - Fingerprints:
Step 6 - Status notification(s):
- Once an application has been submitted, you may check your MyProfile account 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
- Multi-State Exposures.
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.
- This license can be appointed by a health insurance company. F.S. 626.015(5)(d)
- 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
- Foreign Insurance Agents click here for reciprocity information.