An update on Green Cards

Following the UK decision to leave the European Union (EU), since 1 January 2021 a valid Green Card has been required for all vehicles and trailers travelling to the European Economic Area (EEA). 

From 2 August 2021, the European Commission has agreed that the UK are now able to participate in the “Green Card Free Circulation Area” (GCFCA)*, removing the need to carry Green Cards for all vehicles from the UK who are entering these countries. 

Whilst this is welcome news, it may take time for processes to be updated across the GCFCA, especially at borders and ports, we will therefore continue to issue Green Cards at your request until the 30 September 2021. 

Our focus is always to ensure your clients have the necessary documents to take their vehicles overseas. 

We’ll continue to monitor developments, including timelines and should this position change, we’ll contact you with any further actions you or your clients need to take.

*includes all 30 European Economic Area (EEA) countries as well as Andorra, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Serbia and Switzerland