What is a Green Card?

As a Marshmallow customer you are allowed to drive in any of the 28 EU member states for 60 days a year.  

Because of Brexit, a separate green card may be required from the end of the Brexit transition period in December 2020 as evidence of car insurance for travel within the European Union (EU) and Andorra, Iceland, Norway, and Switzerland.

A Green Card proves that your insurance covers the minimum cover in the country you’re driving in. In short, it's an international insurance document for drivers.

Do I need a Green Card?

After the Brexit transition period on 31st December 2020, all UK drivers will need a Green Card to drive in the EU, Andorra, Iceland, Norway & Switzerland.

Please get in touch with us nearer the time of travel later this year.  

You may need a Green Card if you are be driving in these countries on or after 31st December 2020: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Republic of Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland.

How do I get a Green Card?

To receive your Green Card, please contact us through your Marshmallow online account no later than 14 days before you are due to travel. We'll need to know:

  • Your current address
  • Name of driver(s) who will be driving abroad
  • Date of departure
  • Date of arrival back in the UK
  • Countries you will visit


More information about your Marshmallow Account

How much does a Green Card cost?

The cost of a Green Card is £22.40. This is a one-off charge and needs to be paid upfront before your request is processed.


How will I receive my Green Card?

Your Green Card will be sent to you by post. If you have not received your Green Card 3 working days before you are due to travel, please contact us.


Will I need a Green card every time I drive in the EU?

Yes. Each Green Card is issued for a specific trip and the countries you will be driving in during this trip. No matter the length of the trip, the Green Card is for a minimum period of 15 days.

Please note: this means we will only be able to issue a maximum of 4 Green Cards during a 12 month period on each policy.