Driving in the European Union (EU)
All UK vehicle insurance provides the minimum third party cover to drive in other EU countries.
Check with your insurer if your policy has extra cover for things like theft or damage to your car abroad.
Driving in other countries
Outside the EU, a ‘green card’ proves that your insurance covers the minimum cover in the country you’re driving in. Ask your insurance company if they can issue you with one.
Step 1 Check the vehicle before you buy it
You'll need the vehicle's registration number, make, model and MOT test number. You also need to see the V5C vehicle registration certificate (log book).
Step 2 Buy and register the vehicle
Step 3 Insure the vehicle
You must have insurance before you can use your vehicle on the road.
Step 4 Tax the vehicle
You need to tax the vehicle before you can use it on the road.