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Matt Roach 5 Jan 2006 02:40

Green Card available on Turkish - Greece border for 15 euro
 
Ok, Now that I have your attention....a quick update on green card availability at the Turkish - Greece border, which is several hundred euros cheaper than Knoffs.

I managed to buy green card insurance at the Ipsala crossing for one year for 15 euros from a Turkish insurance company called Isvicre Sigorta.

As you pass the last customs post on the Turkish side, there is a smart new shopping complex (still on the Turkish side before the last exit gate) with a few duty free shops, cafe etc, and an insurance office. I presented myself at the insurance office, gave them a copy of my temporary 1 month Turkish third party insurance (which cost about US$3 for the month) and they proceeded to issue me with a 12 month green card valid for every country. They didn't even ask to see a copy of my non-Turkish registration papers.

So, that was rather lucky really.

And just a quick update on the numberplate situation, Simmo....have fixed a beauty out of a lunchbox lid tin and it hasn't been questioned yet.

cheers
Matt Roach



[This message has been edited by Matt Roach (edited 04 January 2006).]

beddhist 5 Jan 2006 20:31

Now that's what I call good news!

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seanh 7 Jan 2006 06:47

That is good news. How much did they charge for 12 months insurance?

seanh 10 Jan 2006 13:10

Sorry, i just read the post properly, i must be going blind.
That's about as cheap as it gets, i paid 22 euro a month in germany for the same thing.
sean

simmo 10 Jan 2006 17:20

Excellent stuff you dodgy bastard.

Matt Roach 10 Jan 2006 18:10

I did get the impression the counter girl wasn't particularly clued up as to the whole process, but I wasn't going to argue.

Now, I am not sure if I would ever want to have to claim on the policy (or any Turkish insurance policy for that matter), but it certainly has all the offical stamps and looks impressive to show to the police if one is stopped!

beddhist 10 Jan 2006 20:15

I've had some dealings with a Turkish insurer and I would say that if they can they will avoid paying out to a foreigner. Although, within the countr I think the system probably works quite well. My opponents insurance insisted on dealing with my insurer. Only, I have only TP, so my insurer said "your problem".

But: I don't think they can not pay a claim against your TP policy, because I suspect that the International Green Card bureau would take a dim view of that. Perhaps they could withdraw their accreditation, membership, or whatever. In any case, that is NOT your problem, it is that of any future claimant against you. Hopefully, you will never damage anybody with your bike.

beddhist 10 Jan 2006 20:16

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<font face="" size="2">And just a quick update on the numberplate situation, Simmo....have fixed a beauty out of a lunchbox lid tin and it hasn't been questioned yet.</font>
It never will be, as long as it shows the number in your rego papers. But, do get an oval AUS sticker or don't go to Austria. Instant fine for not having one.

rtwdoug 18 Jan 2006 04:29

I was curious if they would do mail order, so I googled em, and found http://www.isvicre-sigorta.com.tr/
But, I cant read turkish, so I dont know if they'll do mail order or not. Be cool ifn they do!
Doug



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kbert 22 Jan 2006 17:58

A green card is NOT an insurance, but a proof for you having insurance. in case of an accident the green card association will pay for any claims against you and then try to get the money back from your insurer. if it turns out you are not actually covered they'll sue YOU (happened to a friend of mine).
Robert

jonathandeluxe 10 Jul 2009 22:16

Anyone...
 
Tried this recently?
I am going to try it in a weeks or so, I'm hoping it still works!
JD

markharf 11 Jul 2009 01:18

Quote:

Originally Posted by kbert (Post 17721)
A green card is NOT an insurance, but a proof for you having insurance. in case of an accident the green card association will pay for any claims against you and then try to get the money back from your insurer. if it turns out you are not actually covered they'll sue YOU (happened to a friend of mine).
Robert

So.....what is it that the OP actually purchased for 15 euros per year? It cannot be that actual insurance--of any sort, size, shape or description--can cost so little. If it's really just a guarantee of insurance, what does that mean? Does the Green Card merely guarantee his existing insurance coverage, described as a temporary Turkish policy? Does it somehow guarantee this coverage throughout Europe?

I'm puzzled as well that he bought temporary Turkish coverage for $US 3 per month--about a tenth what I paid in Turkey, and far less than I've paid for insurance since approximately the mid-seventies. What did he really buy?

Inquiring minds want to know. Wild guesses, informed opinions and baseless pontificating equally welcome.

Mark

JoeSheffer 12 Jul 2009 00:32

i bought insurance at the turkish border for a month to the tune of about 6 euros last year. They were worried i thought it was too expensife...no green card...i thought it was retardedly cheao though.


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