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"Overseas" Car Insurance

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"Overseas" Car Insurance

Post Posted: Sat Feb 09, 2013 4:05 pm

Hi All,

A friend has been stopped by the PSP twice in the last few days as their ANPR system has pinged the car registration as being uninsured. They have happily accepted the paper evidence that he has insurance, but remarked that some of the "overseas" insurers either don't or can't get the data onto the Police Computer system - hence being pinged as uninsured.

If you are insured "overseas" you may wish to check with your insurers that they are updating the police system, otherwise stops may occur and a bloody minded policeman may try to find anything to fine you!

He has decided to switch to Medal for the sake of his nerves!

Regards

Robin Laughing


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Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:51 pm

Robin, sent you a pm the other day, did you see it? Regards Garrick Embarassed

 

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Post Posted: Mon Feb 11, 2013 11:23 pm

Hi Garrick,

I'll get back to you with the answer - notification was in light green at the top of the page - didn't see it!

Robin


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Re: "Overseas" Car Insurance

Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:09 am

GNR system same or similar to UK only "recognized/registered " insurers show up on UK DVLA database and therefore UK police systems.

 

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Re: "Overseas" Car Insurance

Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:42 am

- Canoeman

GNR system same or similar to UK only "recognized/registered " insurers show up on UK DVLA database and therefore UK police systems.



All policies issued covering Portuguese registered cars must be recorded with the Insurance Institute of Portugal. (http://www.isp.pt/en) If you enter your registration number on the ISP website it will return the insurers details. Just tried it with mine and it works.


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Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 2:52 am

So do you mean Ibex and others similar are registered with ISP?

 

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Post Posted: Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:53 am

- Canoeman

So do you mean Ibex and others similar are registered with ISP?



I don't know about "others".

Ibex don't just cover the expat market, they are also part of the panel of insurers for the ACP (Automobile Club of Portugal).


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