Order international motor insurance card (green card)

AXA Switzerland

Are you traveling abroad by car? If so, you might need an international motor insurance card (formerly known as green card). This confirms that you have liability insurance for your car. 

Where do you need an international motor insurance card?

Our recommendation: You generally leave an international motor insurance card in your car to be on the safe side. 

But not all countries accept the international motor insurance card. Each country has its own rules.

What do you need where?

Graphic/country list, car insurance protection abroad (green card)

Important note

The green card was renamed on July 1, 2020 and is now known as the international motor insurance card

It can be sent by email so that you can print it yourself at home. You must note the following requirements when printing it: 

  • Print only on white paper
  • Use a black font color
  • Use A4 paper format

Important: Electronic versions (PDF) on mobile devices such as smartphones are not valid. Foreign authorities only accept the international motor insurance card in paper form

  • Teaser Image
    European accident statement

    Do you need a European accident statement for your trip?

    Order directly here

Support and frequently asked questions

  • When do I need an international motor insurance card?

    When you’re involved in an accident while driving abroad. The international motor insurance card confirms that you have liability insurance for your car. It isn’t needed in countries bordering Switzerland which have signed up to the license plate agreement. Nevertheless, we recommend keeping an international motor insurance card in your car. 

    License plate agreement: In countries that have signed up to the agreement, a car’s license plate is recognized as proof that it’s covered by liability insurance.

  • What exactly is frontier insurance?

    Like the international motor insurance card, frontier insurance proves that you’ve taken out liability insurance for the car you’re driving. 

    You need to buy it in countries that don’t accept the international motor insurance card and haven’t signed up to the license plate agreement. The premium has to be paid directly at the customs office.

  • How long is an international motor insurance card valid for?

    In principle, the  international motor insurance card is valid as long as your liability insurance, but it does have an expiration date. Be sure to check that it’s still valid before you set off. 

  • Where can I find more information?

    You’ll find everything you need to know about the international motor insurance card on the Swiss National Bureau of Insurance website.

Kann ich Ihnen helfen?

Ada Button

AXA & You

Contact Report a claim Broker Job vacancies myAXA Customer reviews Garage portal myAXA Contact & FAQ

AXA worldwide

AXA worldwide

Stay in touch

DE FR IT EN Terms of use Data protection / Cookie Policy © {YEAR} AXA Insurance Ltd.

We use cookies and analysis tools to improve your user experience, to personalize advertising by AXA and our advertising partner companies, and to provide social media functions. Unfortunately you cannot change your cookie settings via our Cookie Preference Center if you use Internet Explorer 11. If you would like to change your settings, please use an up-to-date browser. By using our website with this browser, you consent to the use of cookies. Data protection / Cookie Policy