Motorists in Republic Of Ireland will require Green Card in case of no-deal Brexit 2 months ago

Motorists in Republic Of Ireland will require Green Card in case of no-deal Brexit

Any drivers planning on driving in Northern Ireland or anywhere in the UK will need one from Friday, 29 March.

The Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Ireland (MIBI) have reminded drivers in the Republic of Ireland that should a no-deal Brexit go ahead on March 29, and should they wish to drive in Northern Ireland or anywhere in the UK, they will need a Green Card.

One million Green Cards have been printed already, and will be issued to anyone who requires one.

David Fitzgerald, Chief Executive of the MIBI, made the following statement:

"If there is a no deal Brexit then any EU registered vehicle driven in Northern Ireland or the UK will require a Green Card to satisfy the law enforcement authorities. This includes vehicles from the Republic of Ireland. The advice issued by the UK Government and the European Commission on this matter is quite clear.

"We would encourage anyone who will need to drive in Northern Ireland or other parts of the UK in the days immediately after Brexit to begin contacting their insurance companies or insurance brokers. Those who are travelling to Northern Ireland or other parts of the UK after this period should contact their insurance provider one month in advance of their journey."

Leo Varadkar informed Dáil Éireann that if there is a no-deal Brexit, there will be a grace period for any Northern Ireland motorists who drive their vehicle in the Republic of Ireland.

However, this is not the case for Republic of Ireland motorists who plan on driving in Northern Ireland or the UK, meaning a Green Card will still be required from Friday 29 March.

Green Cards are issued to motor insurance policyholders by their insurance company or insurance broker.

Additionally, an emergency law change planned to facilitate Irish residents with UK driving licences in no-deal Brexit, and you can read all about that right here.