I am a Swedish citizen, J1 visa holder in the US since 15 months, so for immigration and tax purposes I am a non-immigrant, non-resident alien. I'm going to rent a car over Thanksgiving, and found that the rates are extremely different depending on if I select USA or Sweden as country of residence - a factor 3 cheaper for Swedes, and that includes liability insurance, which is not included when you are American. I have both a US driving license and a Swedish driving license, but the Swedish license is not valid to use here anymore since I have been here for more than a year.
The rental car company (Alamo) says that they consider you as a resident of the country for which you have a license - so then I am a resident of both?
Can I rent the car showing my Swedish license and still be covered by the liability insurance?