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Car Insurance for Travelling to Russia

by rohit prasad
(tallinn, estonia )


we are driving a uk car uk license plate across russia and into kazakhstan. we are unable to find out if we can get the car insurance for driving in russia, at the border near narva

any input on this would be great

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Jul 22, 2016
Travelling to Russia By Car!
by: Davide

Hi Rohit,

Thank you for stopping by on our site.

I did some research on your request, see below what I found.

For your information to travel in Russia by car or motorcycle you need the following documents:

• Your personal passport with valid Russian visa, original;

• Your driving licence, original, and an international driving permit - DP 1949 (in UK you can get it at selected Post Office branches for £5 in just 5 minutes) or by post through The Automible Association (AA);

• The registration document on your car (a document that proves you are the owner of the car with all the information about the owner and registration - called "techpassport" or auto-passport in Russian), original;

• Third-party insurance valid in Russia (can be purchased at petrol stations just before the border or if you want to save money and time at the local office or affilliate of a Russian insurance company (such as Ingosstrakh, Rosno, etc.), for example, in Latvia it can be bought at most Parex Bank branches).

You should also know that none of these documents should be translated in Russian (except for your visa, insurance, and International driving permit that will be in Russian, anyway).

Your visa does not need to have the information about your car, but it's recommended, so when you apply for your visa support, submit your car details as well.

That said, I personally would recommend that you get your car insurance before you travel to Russia, and not at the border as you are not 100% sure to find a petrol station offering a car insurance. Also, the language barrier can be an issue to deal with!

Hope this helps!

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