The International Insurance certificate

The International Insurance certificate

The International Insurance certificate (also known by the name green card) proves the validity of the compulsory liability insurance of your car, motorbike, campervan, moped or scooter abroad. In most European countries an International Insurance certificate is not necessary. In some countries, however, you do need a copy printed on green paper.

If you no longer have the International Insurance certificate we sent when you took out the car insurance, or if your International Insurance certificate is no longer valid, you can obtain a new International Insurance certificate online in My Account. Download this card and save this on your smartphone or tablet or print it. If you can’t print it, or you prefer to receive the International Insurance certificate by post, request an International Insurance certificate from our customer services: klantenservice.kroller@aon.nl / +31 (0)70 342 24 59.

You receive the International Insurance certificate only once

You receive your International Insurance certificate when you take out a new motor vehicle insurance or if you change your vehicle insurance. Your International Insurance certificate is sent to you by post or email (in PDF format). The International Insurance certificate is no longer sent annually. If you need your International Insurance certificate, you can find it online in My Account.

Valid for 13 months

The International Insurance certificate is valid for 13 months. If you received the International Insurance certificate by post or via email, you can download a new International Insurance certificate in My Account after these 13 months. If you have downloaded an International Insurance certificate, check whether it is still valid. If not, you can download the International Insurance certificate again.

The International Insurance certificate is often not required

Only in Albania, Azerbaijan, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Iran, Israel, Macedonia, Morocco, Moldova, Montenegro, Ukraine, Russia, Tunisia and Turkey, a driver still needs International Certificate of Insurance (green card) on paper. As from the 1st of July 2020 you can also print this on white paper. The print should be clear, without smearing or fuzzy text and should be printed straight on good quality paper. Always use paper that is white on both sides. A digital version is not valid.

In the other European countries you do not need to have the International Insurance Certificate with you physically. You may also prove the insurance cover with another document. The advantage of the International Certificate of Insurance is that the data can be read easily and without technical aids, knowledge of the language of the country of origin. That is why we recommend that you download the International Insurance Certificate on your smartphone and take it with you when traveling.

On the country map you can see for which countries you need to have the international insurance certificate with you on paper and for which countries it is sufficient to demonstrate that you have insurance cover.

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 International Insurance certificate also applies to caravans and trailers, even if you have taken out special caravan insurance.

Sometimes, however, you will need to request an additional International Insurance certificate 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 International Insurance certificate. If you are travelling to countries in which a digital version of the International Insurance certificate 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.