The green card is an international insurance certificate enabling you to prove the validity of the compulsory liability insurance of your car, motorbike, campervan, moped or scooter abroad. In most European countries a green card is not necessary. In some countries, however, you do need a copy printed on green paper.
If you no longer have the green card we sent when you took out the car insurance, or if your green card is no longer valid, you can obtain a new green card online in My Account. Download this card and save this on your smartphone or tablet or print it off on green paper. If you can’t print it, or you prefer to receive the green card by post, request a green card from our customer services: firstname.lastname@example.org / +31 (0)70 342 24 59.
You receive the green card only once
You receive your green card when you take out a new motor vehicle insurance or if you change your vehicle insurance. Your green card is sent to you by post or email (in PDF format). The green card is no longer sent annually. If you need your green card, you can find it online in My Account.
Valid for 13 months
The green card is valid for 13 months. If you received the green card by post or via email, you can download a new green card in My Account after these 13 months. If you have downloaded a green card, check whether it is still valid. If not, you can download the green card again.
The green card is often not required
In most European countries you do not need to carry a green card with you. It is useful if you can show on your mobile that you have a green card. When traveling to one of these countries, you can download the green card on your smartphone and take it with you on your trip.
This concerns all 28 countries in the European Union, plus 5 other European countries (marked with a *). An overview:
- Czech Republic
- The Netherlands
- United Kingdom
A paper version is mandatory in some countries
In 14 countries, it is required to keep a printed version of the green card with you. A digital version is thus insufficient. This concerns some European countries and countries around the Mediterranean.
- Bosnia and Herzegovina
- Former Yugoslavian Republic of Macedonia
Caravans and trailers
Caravans and trailers are usually covered on the liability insurance of the vehicle to which they are coupled. This means the vehicle’s green card also applies to caravans and trailers, even if you have taken out special caravan insurance.
Sometimes, however, you will need to request an additional green card for the caravan or trailer. You must do this in the following cases:
- The caravan or trailer is heavier than 750 kg.
- You are travelling with the caravan or trailer to Germany, Poland, Portugal, Croatia or Spain.
If your caravan or trailer meets one of these specifications, you need an extra green card. If you are travelling to countries in which a digital version of the green card is sufficient, then a digital version is also sufficient for the caravan or trailer. If a paper version is mandatory in the destination country, then it is also mandatory for the caravan or trailer.