Important information for drivers
Everything you need to know about the Green Card and other important information.
Green Card – International Motor Insurance Card
On 31 January 2020, Great Britain and Northern Ireland ceased to be part of the EU. Find out what has changed.
Travel to Great Britain and Northern Ireland
From 2 August 2021, European Commission decided to allow Great Britain and Northern Ireland to enter the Green Card Free Circulation zone. This means that Green Cards are no longer required for Great Britain and Northern Ireland registered vehicles entering all EU (including Ireland).
Travel to a non-EU country
For any other non-EU countries, you should submit a Green Card request. You can choose one of the following options:
- Drivers who made the insurance policy directly with Libert must contact us by email.
Insert your policy reference number and the country that you will travel to;
- A driver who made the insurance policy with Liberty through a broker: contact your broker, and they will take care of your request.
Your Green Card will be issued in 3 to 5 working days.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions at the end of the page for detailed information regarding Green Cards.
UK Driving Licence holders living in the Republic of Ireland
From 31 December 2020, UK/NI driving licences are no longer valid. Those driving licences had to be changed for an Irish driving license.
It is mandatory that you have a valid driving licence and legally allow you to drive in Ireland by exchanging your licence for an Irish one.
Please visit the National Driving Licence page for further information regarding this subject.
Questions about Green Cards? We're glad to help.
- A Green Card is an internationally recognised insurance document that proves the minimum compulsory motor insurance cover required by the country you are visiting. It is a hard copy document printed on green paper or with a green background;
- A Green Card demonstrates to relevant authorities that the vehicle being driven in their jurisdiction has a valid motor insurance cover;
- It is not required when driving in any of the 48 countries that are participating members of the system;
- A Green Card is also not required when driving in Great Britain and Northern Ireland if your Irish registered vehicle has a valid Irish motor insurance certificate and disc;
- Find further details on the Green Card system, including a complete list of the 48 participating countries.
- A Green Card is currently a legal requirement if you are driving in any country that does not belong to the Green Card system;
- You won't need it to drive in Great Britain or Northern Ireland.
A Green Card is a legal requirement if you are driving in any country that does not belong to the Green Card system.
The Green Card applies to all motor insurers.