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In the event of a 'No Deal Brexit', Irish  insured motorists driving in the UK (including Northern Ireland) will be required to carry a document known as a Green Card.  This may impact travel in the UK after 31 October 2019, the below details outline what AIG Ireland is doing to help protect our policyholders from any inconvenience a 'No Deal Brexit' could cause. 


This will result in Irish motorists still being able to drive freely to and from Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom but there will be a new requirement to carry a green card at all times. 

Green Card Example

View of Green Card

A ‘green card’ is an international motor insurance document which provides proof that the insurance from the motorist’s home country will apply in the other relevant country.


If a No Deal Brexit scenario occurs and you need to drive on your Irish policy in Northern Ireland and/or the United Kingdom after the 31 October 2019, you will need to carry a green card to prove to the relevant authorities you have valid insurance cover


Please Note: Customers that don’t plan on driving outside of the Republic of Ireland do not need a green card.


All customers with home addresses in the border counties of Cavan, Donegal, Leitrim Louth and Monaghan will receive a valid green card by post by the 28th of March 2019.

All other customers can request Green cards from AIG Direct ahead of October 31st date and these will be available on request closer to October. If you need a green card ahead of this date please contact the AIG Team on 1890 27 27 27.


Simply ask any of the AIG Direct team when you contact us and we’ll post it out to you. You can call the AIG Team on 1890 27 27 27. After ordering your Green Card from AIG Direct, Please note it may take up to 10 working days for delivery. 


If a “green card” is required we will issue this to run in conjunction with your existing insurance cover and to the end of the cover period.


Your “green card” proves your current Irish insurance cover is valid for driving your vehicle in Northern Ireland and the United Kingdom. Your level of cover remains exactly the same.


If you change your vehicle during your period of insurance cover and you wish to drive in NI or UK you will need to obtain a new green card from AIG.  For green cards to be valid the registration on the card must match the vehicle registration on your policy and the vehicle you are driving in Northern Ireland and/or the UK.

Please note: Green cards cannot be issued for a period of less than 15 days.


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