For now, a valid Certificate of Insurance will cover your clients driving in the EU area. Later this month (September), we’ll open our online Green Card portal, where you will be able to obtain a Green Card in case there is no deal when the UK leaves the EU.
Green Card FAQs
If the UK leaves the EU without a Withdrawal Agreement in place, and in the absence of a specific agreement to the contrary, you will need to ensure you carry a physical Green Card while driving your vehicle in the European Economic Area (EEA) and some other countries (Andorra and Switzerland). A list of EEA countries is available here.
Green Cards are an international certificate of insurance issued by insurance providers in the UK, guaranteeing that the motorist has the necessary minimum motor insurance cover for driving in the country being travelled to.
Please note, the below FAQs are only applicable in the event of a No Deal Brexit.
The Green Card will become invalid from the date of cancellation and you should destroy it.
Green Cards will be required for each individual vehicle and trailers over 750kgs or braked. Full instructions will be on the online portal once this has reopened later this month (September).
No. Unfortunately this isn’t possible as each individual vehicle and trailer will require a specific Green Card bearing the details of that vehicle or trailer.
If you choose to print the Green Card(s) at home, we will email a PDF to you within two working days. Remember, you would require access to green paper to print a valid Green Card.
If you opt for the Green Card(s) to be posted to you it can take up to three weeks depending on demand.
Yes, but the recipient will need the ability to print on green paper as a single, double-sided document.
Yes. The online application process allows users choose the Green Card start and end dates. They will not be able to generate a Green Card which falls outside of the start and end dates of their current policy period.
The Green Card is evidence of the minimum motor liability cover provided by the policyholder’s policy. They should refer to their policy documents to confirm the full extent of policy cover for any of the territories they intend to visit.
If you request a Green Card to be posted to you then it will be valid for the period that you have requested.
Please note that the start and end dates for the Green Card must be during the customer’s current motor policy period. If the insurance is moved to a different provider at the end of the current period of cover, you will need to obtain a Green Card from the new provider.