Green Cards won't be needed to
drive in the UK
GREEN Cards will no
longer be needed for those driving Irish registered
vehicles in the UK, including Northern Ireland, if
there is a ‘no deal’ Brexit. Valid Irish insurance
discs will be accepted as proof of insurance for
Irish registered vehicles, following detailed
discussions between the Motor Insurers’ Bureau of
Ireland (MIBI) and the UK Department of Transport.
A Green Card is an internationally recognised
insurance document which demonstrates to law
enforcement agencies that valid motor insurance is
The UK Department of Transport has now confirmed
that law enforcement authorities in the UK,
including Northern Ireland, will accept valid Irish
insurance discs as proof of insurance for Irish
Traffic crossing the border between
Inishowen and Derry. at Muff village.
However, in the event
of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, Green Cards will still be
needed for UK registered vehicles visiting European
Union countries, including Ireland.
Speaking about this development, MIBI Chief
Executive, David Fitzgerald said, “This is really
positive news which should come as a relief to
anyone who needs to travel to the UK, including
Northern Ireland. Valid Irish insurance discs will
now serve the same purpose as Green Cards.
Effectively that negates the need for additional
documentation for any Irish registered vehicles
travelling to the UK, including Northern Ireland, in
the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit.”