Please read the full text below before completing the claim notification form.
MIBI as Green Card Bureau deals with claims from parties involved in accidents caused by foreign registered vehicles circulating in Ireland.
If you wish to notify us of a claim on line, click here. Should you wish to download and print the claim notification form please click here. The Claim Notification Form should be fully completed and returned to us either by email or registered post. Any relevant documentation relating to the incident or the alleged offending vehicle should be retained. It is particularly important where a foreign registered vehicle is involved to obtain as much information as possible relating to the offending vehicle including the registration number, the make and model of the vehicle, the country of origin, the name of the driver and insurance details. Given that the accident involved a foreign registered vehicle delays may occur in the processing of such claims, however the time taken to process your claim is likely to be reduced if we have more information available. Time-limits for personal injury, vehicle and property damage claims against foreign registered vehicles are in line with Irish statutory provisions.
PLEASE SUBMIT THE CLAIM NOTIFICATION FORM AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER THE ACCIDENT TO ENABLE MIBI TO COMMENCE INVESTIGATIONS.
Personal Injury Claims:
MIBI, in its capacity as Green Card Bureau, covers all personal injury claims caused by a foreign registered vehicle in this country.
Property Damage Claims:
MIBI, in its capacity as Green Card Bureau, covers all vehicle and property damage claims caused by a foreign registered vehicle in this country. In order to pursue a claim for vehicle or property damage it is vital to establish, as a minimum, that the foreign registration plate attached to the offending vehicle is a valid one issued in the country of origin. If this cannot be established, the claim for vehicle or property damage cannot be sustained. There are no excesses applicable to vehicle and property damage claims against foreign registered vehicles.
If your vehicle is comprehensively insured or your property is covered under a policy of insurance, you may claim for loss from your comprehensive insurer or the property insurer. The insurer can, in turn, recover their outlay from MIBI, as Green Card Bureau. This ensures a minimum of inconvenience and loss. This facility is subject to confirmation of the validity of the foreign registration plate. Your No Claims Bonus may be affected until the claim has been settled by the MIBI. Once settled your insurer should re-instate your No Claims Bonus as it was before the accident.
What happens next?
On receipt of a fully completed MIBI Claim Notification Form we will acknowledge receipt and commence our investigations.
Our investigations will include:
- Confirming the validity of the registration plate with our counterparts in the country of origin of the vehicle.
- Establishing the insurance position of the offending foreign registered vehicle.
- Establishing the facts.
- Obtaining a Garda Report on the accident.
- If applicable, obtaining a Motor Assessorís Report on the damage to your vehicle
- If applicable, obtaining copies of your medical records from your doctor and any hospital attended following the accident.
When all the requisite information is provided and verification of the circumstances of the accident is complete, MIBI will pass the claim to either the Nominated Agent of the foreign insurer in this country or if no such agent has been appointed, to one of our Claims Management Service Providers to continue and complete the investigation. The Nominated Agent or Claims Management Service will accept Injuries Board notification or service of proceedings. In due course, following thorough investigation of the circumstances and liability, the claim will be settled by our Claims Management Service Provider or Nominated Agent and compensation paid as appropriate.