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Discussion in 'EMEA' started by rtwdoug, Jan 11, 2012.
Thanks. I dislike arguments on a full stomach. Was it expensive or just a hassle?
I tried to purchase insurance for two bikes and I was told that I can purchase 3 months minimum at 140 euro.
This is quote from email as reply on my question on why 3 months:
"yes, this is true, but we working with new company and they make only 3 months"
It is amazing price for someone that has 3 months but we do not.
I will have to be looking to purchase it somewhere else unless there is some miscommunication...
Got my green card today. Send money on June 19, green card arrived today in Colorado. Great price and service. Thanks.
Just paid today for my insurance(still 140 euro/3 months). Quick responses from Ivo at MOTOCAMP. Hope mine it is just as fast and painless as yours.
I thought I should bump this up, as its getting close to trip planning time!
Some one asked early on what happens if you have an accident in the middle of some village where there is no common language.
This is the intended purpose of a Green Card - it acts as a dual entry form for filling in the various details of any incident. The other use is as a quick pass for those that require it, to confirm that valid insurance is in place.
Currently the best deal continues to be MOTOTOURING, out of Milan...
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if you are shipping a bike from the USA or a non EU country, green card ins covers every EU country.
currently Mototouring cost is 223euro for 90 days.. http://greencard.mototouring.com/greenCard.php
Lobagola cost is 225euro for 90 days.. http://www.lobagola.com/tours-and-services/services/border-insurance.html
Is customs at the Frankfurt airport accepting the electronic copy of the Green Card or will I need an original document? How about other countries in the EU, accepting the E-copy?
Slowriding you need to have original at all times, digital copy is not valid document, and if you do not have original at your hand, and something bad happens, it would be considered as you're not covered.
These are really important things that everyone needs to consider seriously.
We can arrange shipping to any destination in the world (hotel in FRA for example), and TNT global provides shipping to all destinations in the world from 2-10 days.
Let me know if you need any more infos.
Can you give us the website pls?
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Here it is:
Other countries will be added during March + more news coming :)
Overseen your question, sorry for that ... without original policy you wont be able to get the bike from customs warehouse. Better to escape extra storage fees !
Thanks Dooby. After a few price quotes you have the cheapest rate for a 90 day Green Card, so we will be doing some business this summer. I also plan on staying at your place on my loop through Europe.
thanks for the heads up, let me know if you need any specific info in advance regarding the routing and countries you would cover.
We can transfer the communication over email email@example.com !
I really don't understand why so many of you spend crazy money on intermediates for buying vehicle insurance ?
It's actually very simple - if your motorcycle is registered in any EU country you can buy insurance and a green card from any insurer in that country. The insurance & GC will be valid for the whole EU plus the countries covered by the GC. It the place of registration of the vehicle that matters - the nationality/citizenship of the owner is irrelevant.
If your vehicle is registered outside of the EU you can buy a so-called frontier or border insurance and green card upon entering the EU and it will have the same territorial coverage as above. It takes minutes at the border (or the airport, or the port, depending on how you are shipping your bike).
For your information I live in Bulgaria and my insurance (with green card included), which basically covers whole Europe for 1 year, costs less than 60 EUR in total for a 1000cc motorcycle, which is the most expensive category.
It's mainly an issue for those of us who ship a bike in. I can't think of any U.S. insurance company whose coverage is recognized by the EU - nor are there any (at least that I have been able to find) that will issue a "Green Card".
AFAIK, all EU vehicle insurance must cover use in all EU states, it is certainly the case in the UK. I am fairly sure that means you don't actually "officially" need a Green Gard, your Certificate of Insurance will suffice.
The intention of the Green Card is to provide a means of parties involved in an accident to record their version of events, in their own language. Both parties fill out each others form and their own and sign. This becomes the basis on which the insurance companies will haggle.
A citizen of an EU member state can show their own insurance documents if required by the Forces of Law and Order.
This raises a point which I think may be particular to the UK, where much insurance is internet based, and for many, the only paperwork is that which you print off yourself. The insurance companies have to update the police central computer with name, address and registration number, enforcement is now mostly done automatically by cctv, either from fixed sites or ever mobile units, and parking wardens.
Many countries have laws which state that the insurance document must be the original, as issued.
The last time I was stopped in France, was about 7 years ago. I only had the rental agreement for the house I was renting. The Gendames manning (womanning really, as I spoke to the female officer) the early morning road block weren't more than nominally interested. I offered to go back and fetch the full set of documents which I knew I should have had, but they just smiled and waved me on.
I bet you have only read the first sentence of my post
I think you are mistaking the GC with the protocol forms that usually go with the insurance, at least in some EU countries. There is absolutely nothing that the parties in an accident are entitled or required to "record" on the GC. The sole purpose of the GC is to certify that you have an insurance with a wider territorial coverage than the EU (the countries that are included in the GC system are 47 in total, including the 28 EU countries).
For us furriners, the Green Card IS the insurance policy - not merely certification that you'e covered by your "normal" insurance.