Green Card System Update -
Withdrawal of Israeli Bureau

Saturday, 01 January 2022

Green Card System Update – Withdrawal of Membership of Israeli Insurance Bureau – Modification: International Motor Insurance Card (IMIC)/Green Cards

As of 1st January 2022, Israel will no longer participate in the Green Card system. At that date, the Israeli Bureau will no longer be a member of the Council of Bureaux. Israel’s departure from the Green Card system will result in the IMIC/Green Card model to be changed. The country code ‘IL’, currently in box 8 of the IMIC/Green Card will disappear.

This measure will become effective on 1st January 2022. We encourage all members to commence issuing the new version immediately, however, please note that members can use the existing IMIC/Green Cards held in stock during the transitional period of two years (in this case from 1st January 2022 to 31st December 2023). Once these two years have passed, the new model is mandatorily and all exiting stock is deemed invalid (i.e. as of 1st January 2024). In order to continue using existing stationary, we recommend to cross out the box ‘IL’ in box 8.

Importantly, please note that the IMIC/Green Card will no longer be accepted by Israeli border control authorities as of 1st January 2022. Frontier insurance will be necessary to enter the territory of Israel.
It is also necessary to note that whilst Members can issue an IMIC/Green Card electronically in PDF format, a physical IMIC/Green Card must be printed (with black ink on white paper) and carried in the vehicle if travelling to, or within a non-EEA country. The one exception is the United Kingdom, who have amended their motor vehicles regulations to accept IMIC/Green Cards in either printed or electronic form.

Members can contact with any queries or to request a new version of the IMIC/Green Card, in which the code ‘IL’ in box 8 of the Green Card has been removed.