Brexit and Green Cards
The information detailed in this Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) relates to the provision of proof of insurance to Irish registered motor vehicles planning to drive in the UK, including Northern Ireland, after January 1st 2021.
The ‘Brexit’ transitional period ended on December 31st 2020. As of January 1st 2021, Irish residents who hold a U.K or Northern Irish licence are no longer be permitted to drive under this licence in the Republic of Ireland.
It is a requirement under your contract of insurance that anyone driving the vehicle holds a valid licence. Under the current agreement, you can continue to exchange your U.K or Northern Irish licence for an Irish licence. If you have not already done so, please contact the NDLS to apply for/exchange your UK or NI licence for an Irish licence.
Drivers travelling in their Irish registered vehicles to the UK, including NI, will not need a Green Card. A valid insurance disc will be sufficient to prove to local authorities that the cover is in place.