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Ive decided to drive my car from Ireland intend to live in France and work in Basel. Is it true that all EU countries must provide basic car insurance cover?
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Re: Irish Car Insrance

It is true that you should have third party cover in EU + I think Switzerland but I would recommend you ask your insurance company. If you are going to stay in France for any length of time, then you will have to get your license plates and insurance changed over to French ones.
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Re: Irish Car Insrance

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Ive decided to drive my car from Ireland intend to live in France and work in Basel. Is it true that all EU countries must provide basic car insurance cover?
I don't know who you are currently with, but FBD covered me for three years that I had the car out of Ireland. I have subsequently sold my Irish car, but FBD were very good about it. They loaded my policy by 25% but still covered me to drive throughout Europe. I still maintained an Irish address though so this could have helped too.
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Thankyou eire Im actuall with FBD so happy days.
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Re: Irish Car Insrance

Thankyou its very difficult to get any info from them. Will actually buy a french car if I stay longer than a year.
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Re: Irish Car Insurance

Filte go dti an forughm. My (Carlow born) sister is a legal resident of CH (Swissfrench hubby and kids) but lives in France and has a French (and French registered) car.

Bringing a non-french made car to France (even from EU) will require a local test for emissions etc (like an NCT in Ireland) but more detailed.
(It's the same for my French colleague living over the border in Germany and commuting to Zrich----he's basically moving to Switzerland as it's easier than in Germany).

After Irish tax disk expiry the French equivalent is required (not sure if it's still abolished).

However French insurance (incl. comp.) is really cheap especially compared to IE/UK/CH.

There's an english speaking forum for those working in Geneva but living over the border.

Tye the following into google and see what happens "moving car to france from UK" (change it to Ireland if you like).
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Go raibh maith 'ad Mick.

My plan is not to keep the Irish car but to buy a french LHD in a year or so. Its too much hassel changing plates over drving on the wrong side etc

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