Car Insurance – Serbia

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Compulsory

OBJECT OF INSURANCE

Compulsory insurance against third party liability is covered by the owners or users of motor vehicles, for pecuniary and non-pecuniary damage, the use of vehicles, cause to third parties and to:

  • passenger cars
  • goods vehicles
  • buses and similar vehicles
  • towing vehicles
  • special motor vehicles
  • motorcycles and similar vehicles
  • combination of vehicles
  • motor vehicles with foreign registration plates
  • work vehicles
  • repairs to vehicles in automotive, autoremonterskim workshops and workshops for washing and lubrication of vehicles
  • rail vehicles.

TERRITORIAL COVERAGE

The insurance coverage for this type of insurance is valid for all insured events caused in the territory of the Republic of Serbia. For insurance coverage of domestic motor vehicles outside the territory of the Republic of Serbia, confirmation is required on compulsory insurance – green card, which is the owner of the vehicle must have when leaving the country. An insurance company that issued the policy of automobile insurance, treason and green card.

WHAT IS AUTO INSURANCE?

This insurance covers the liability of owners or users of motor vehicles and trailers for damages caused to third parties, which means that the damage caused by the driver of the vehicle to a third party will not pay it, but the insurance company that issued the insurance policy.

IS THIS INSURANCE MANDATORY?

Given that this insurance prescribed as mandatory, while vehicle registration is one of the necessary documents and policies of automobile insurance.
The consequence of de not ensure that your vehicle has damage that is caused to your vehicle will be your responsibility.

IS THIS INSURANCE COVERS DAMAGE TO YOUR OWN VEHICLE?

Auto liability insurance policy does not cover damage to your own vehicle.

WHEN THE POLICYHOLDER AT MTPL LOSES THE RIGHT TO INSURANCE PROTECTION?

– If you allow that the vehicle transporting persons in a place not intended for the transport of persons,
– If you drive a car without proper license
– if at the time of accident drove a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, the influence of drugs or narcotics

DOES THE INSURANCE POLICY VALID OUTSIDE THE TERRITORY OF THE REPUBLIC OF SERBIA?

The insurer, based on the automobile insurance policy provides insurance coverage for all insured events caused in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.
If special contracts, or if the insured is issued insurance document (green card), there is an insurance coverage outside the territory of the Republic of Serbia on the territory of the countries listed in the document.
If the contract of automobile liability insurance concluded with the owner of a vehicle with foreign registration (border insurance), the insurer under such contract provides insurance cover only for insured events caused in the territory of the Republic of Serbia.

DO YOU NEED A GREEN CARD AND WHEN THE ISSUE?

A green card is proof of the existence of insurance for damage to third parties the use of motor vehicles abroad. So if our citizen his motor vehicle and his fault causes damage in the visited country, that damage would not pay him, but indirectly, the domestic insurance company that issued the green card.
Green Card is issued by an insurance company with which the closed policies of automobile insurance.
In addition, the green card is a condition of entering a motor vehicle with our plates to another country, otherwise it must be paid “border security”, which is basically more expensive.

WHAT TO DO IF A TRAFFIC ACCIDENT OCCURS?

An accident should be reported to the competent authority of the Interior (telephone 92) and wait for the on-site investigation.
If the damage caused to you, we recommend that the person to whom the damage caused must be aware that the policy “SAVA INSURANCE” ado Beograd, allowing you to make it clear that the injured party will have no problem in connection with the collection of damages.

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHARGE THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY AN UNREGISTERED (UNINSURED) VEHICLE?

Yes, these claims are paid from the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia only if they are caused by vehicles under the Law on insurance of property and persons subject to compulsory automobile liability insurance (passenger cars. Trucks, buses …).

IS IT POSSIBLE TO CHARGE THE DAMAGE WAS CAUSED BY AN UNKNOWN VEHICLE?

In these cases, the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Serbian Insurers paid only non-pecuniary damage (death, bodily injury, impairment of health, etc.).

WHAT IS THE EUROPEAN REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT?

  • A standard form to be used throughout Europe and is instead a valid police report in the case of small claims or minor traffic accidents (where there are no injured and killed, and damage is less than 500 euros) and which simplifies the procedures for reporting adverse events and obtain the appropriate compensation.
  • During operation of the motor vehicle traffic, the driver is obliged to have the vehicle European report on the accident and that he presented at the request of an authorized official.

WHERE CAN I GET THE EUROPEAN REPORT ON THE ACCIDENT AND WHETHER THERE INSTRUCTIONS FOR FILLING?

  • An insurance company with which the contract is concluded on automobile liability insurance due to the policyholder, with an insurance policy, deliver the European report on the accident. The form of the European report is free and insured SAVA INSURANCE can afford it at all branches and outlets SAVA INSURANCE.
  • On the back is the Report Instructions for completing the agreed statements and reports of the accident .
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WHAT TO DO IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT?

  • In the case of a car accident, and its participants are obliged to report filling out, signing and mutual exchange, and that the vehicle came to an insurance company. Duly filled-European report on the accident the injured party and the insured can be used as a claim for damages on the basis of automobile insurance in the case of small damages.

TO WHOM DO I REPORT THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE DRIVER OF A CAR WITH FOREIGN LICENSE PLATES IN SERBIA?

If foreign insurance company pests, or whose car was using caused damage, has a correspondent (insurance company in Serbia that is contractually bound to the name of the company from abroad carries out the processing and payment of claims after that are caused by their policyholders) in the territory of Serbia, it is necessary to be damaged directly address correspondent. In case the foreign company has no correspondent in Serbia, a claim for damages can be filed Green Card Bureau.

WHAT HAPPENS TO THE DAMAGE INCURRED BY FOREIGN VEHICLES WHICH DO NOT HAVE ADEQUATE INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENT OR WHO ARE UNINSURED? WHEN THE DAMAGE IS COMPENSATED?

The request may be made to the Guarantee Fund or Green Card Bureau of the Association of Serbian Insurers.

WHAT HAPPENS IF THE ACCIDENT OCCURS IN THE TERRITORY OF ANOTHER COUNTRY?

If the accident was caused by a motor vehicle license plates the state where the incident occurred, the injured party insurer pest occurs because the event is considered to be so. local damage. In the case of an accident caused by a stranger, a resident of a third country, then it should pay the Green Card Bureau Member of an accident.

WHAT IS ALL OF THE DOCUMENTATION NECESSARY FOR THE APPLICATION OF DAMAGES?

To report damage need the following documents:

  • claim for damages (picks up directly in the premises of the Association or the site www.uos.rs )
  • police report on executed inspection accident (original or certified copy) / European Report,
  • Minutes of the damage to the vehicle with photographs (original)
  • solution magistrates or criminal judgment (original or certified copy)
  • Green Card pests,
  • Medical documents (original or certified copy)
  • account of the repairs of the vehicle (if the vehicle is being repaired) or clearing expert
  • photocopy of registration certificate,
  • photocopy of driver’s license and
  • photocopy of identity card (or print the document from the reader with the chip).

WHEN YOU MAKE A RECORD OF THE DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE?

Minutes constitutes an insurance company authorized assessor or an expert.

HOW LONG IS THE PROCESSING OF CASES?

Shelf life is 45 to 90 days after receiving the insurance coverage, depending on the documentation submitted and implemented expertise.

WHAT IS THE COVERAGE?

Confirmation of the validity of the insurance pests on the day of the accident.

HOW MANY ARE WAITING TO COVER?

For accidents that occurred before January 1, 2011, the period of issuance of coverage is limited to 3 months, and the accident occurred after that date, the period is shortened to 6 weeks. If the foreign company or the Bureau does not provide a response within that period, it is considered that there is no coverage.

WHAT HAPPENS IF A COUNTERFEIT GREEN CARD?

If you suffered damage from vehicles that turn out to have a counterfeit green card, there are procedures (internal regulations of the Council of the Bureau) and the mechanisms for the protection of the rights of the injured party, especially in the sense that the country’s Bureau of pests obliged to guarantee by counterfeit green cards.

WHAT HAPPENS IF I DO NOT PROVIDE COVERAGE FOR THE VEHICLE OR IF THE ACCIDENT WAS CAUSED BY UNIDENTIFIED OR UNINSURED VEHICLE?

Claim for compensation is forwarded to the Guarantee Fund.

DO YOU NEED A GREEN CARD FOR MONTENEGRO?

For vehicles with license plates of Serbia and Montenegro did not need a green card when entering the territory of one of the two countries. A green card is not necessary for the signatory is not so. Multilateral Agreement or the European Union, Croatia, Switzerland, Andorra, Norway and Iceland, and it is necessary to a motor vehicle during a visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Albania, Turkey, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine, Moldova, Iran, Israel, Morocco and Tunisia.

WHEN PAID BORDER INSURANCE?

If the vehicle does not possess a green card where necessary, or a valid automobile liability insurance policy when entering a Contracting Party to the Multilateral Agreement.

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TO WHOM DOES THE BONUS MALUS SYSTEM – THE DRIVER OR THE CAR?

Bonus and malus follow the vehicle owner, except when a person (legal or natural) has more cars. Then it is possible that the same person on one vehicle shall be entitled to the bonus, and that the second is in the category of malus.

DO YOU CHANGE INSURANCE COMPANIES IN THE RECONSTRUCTION POLICIES CAN AVOID MALUS?

Data on all issued policies and actual damages in the territory of the Republic of Serbia shall be submitted to the Information Center of the Association of Insurers of Serbia. When policy renewal, according to the criteria defined in accordance with the Decision of NBS on the basic criteria of bonus-malus system, centralized premium level is calculated for each individual case. This means that the change in the insurance company can not avoid the application of malus in case of adverse events in the previous period.

WHAT TO DO IF YOU GET THE ACQUITTAL DECISION IN MISDEMEANOR PROCEEDINGS AFTER THE HARMFUL EVENT FOR WHICH IS / IS NOT CHARGED MALUS?

In this case it is necessary to first submit documentation on the exemption from liability of the insurance company with which the reported damage, or where the person was insured against third party at the time of the emergence of adverse events.

If such damage has not been applied to the calculation of malus, it is necessary to the insurance company (in which it was reported adverse event) data on termination of liability to the insured loss event delivery in the Information Centre of the Association of Insurers of Serbia.

In the case when calculated malus on this adverse event, it is necessary to apply for a refund of the premium based on the degree of change in the premium in the insurance company from whom it was issued MTPL policies with calculated Malus. In this case, it is necessary that the insurance company deliver the information center of the Association of Serbian Insurers information on changing the premium degree, to their next policy renewal premium level was properly calculated.

FOR WHAT PERIOD YOU CAN GET INFORMATION ABOUT POLICIES AND CLAIMS THE INFORMATION CENTER OF THE ASSOCIATION OF INSURERS OF SERBIA?

Information Centre of the Association of Serbian Insurers has started work and collecting data about the policies of automobile insurance in April 2011. Data on policies from the previous period are found exclusively in insurance companies.

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE COMPULSORY MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE AND COMPREHENSIVE INSURANCE AUTO INSURANCE?

In the compulsory motor liability insurance , the owner of the vehicle is responsible for the damage caused by the use of motor vehicles cause to third parties due to death, bodily injury, damage to health, destruction or damage of objects or vehicles. The insurer compensates damage caused to third parties and not the vehicle owner. So, when you are the culprit in a collision, the damage caused to the injured party (not your) is paid by your insurance company.

 

When auto-Casco insurance  provides the policyholder own motor vehicle and the damage is compensated for his vehicle depending on a selected risk is contracted.

So, if you have a fully comprehensive auto insurance policy with a mandatory auto liability insurance policy, in a collision with another vehicle in which you are responsible, the insurance company will for the policy of compulsory motor liability insurance to indemnify third person – the victim, while the car fully comprehensive policy nadokaditi damage to you. If you make an insurance against the risk of theft, in case of vehicle insurance company compensates you lose (Payment of amortized sum insured, depending on the value, age and condition of the vehicle).

DO I HAVE THE RIGHT TO COLLECT DAMAGES THROUGH THE GUARANTEE FUND IF THE VEHICLE THAT CAUSED DAMAGE TO MY VEHICLE WAS NOT REGISTERED?

If the driver of the vehicle that is not insured responsible for the traffic accident, you are entitled to contact the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia with a request for compensation. It is necessary that along with your request for damages and provide documentary evidence, and that, in the event of damage to the vehicle: the crime scene sketch and statements of participants, record of vehicle damage with photographs, a copy of registration certificate and identity card.

HOW CAN I CONTACT THE GUARANTEE FUND FOR FURTHER INFORMATION AND HOW DO I APPLY FOR COMPENSATION?

Application forms for compensation are available on the website of the Association of Serbian Insurers www.uos.rs part in Claims, and all information on the necessary documentation for the specific case can be obtained by contacting the Guarantee Fund electronically (by e-mail to the following address: garantnifond@uos.rs ) telephone (phone: 011/940 2927) or in person at the premises of the Association of insurers of Serbia in Belgrade at Milentija Popovića 5b (2nd floor).

DRIVER INTOXICATED ME WITH UNREGISTERED VEHICLES DAMAGED FENCE. DO I HAVE A RIGHT TO COMPENSATION AND HOW AND FROM WHOM I CAN ACHIEVE IT RIGHT?

This damage is caused by the use of motor vehicles, which means that in a regular situation, the obligation to compensate the damage had the insurer with whom the owner of the vehicle has ended a policy of automobile insurance (compulsory insurance). Since in this case the vehicle is unregistered, and no policy of compulsory motor liability insurance, such damage can charge from a person (pests) to the same cause or the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia. In order to compensate for the damage, it is necessary to provide evidence of the extent of damage, and that the assessor (construction) insurance or construction expert prepare a report on the damage. This evidence, together with the minutes on executed inspection of the police and filled out a request for damages, will surrender to the Guarantee Fund for further processing. Another option is to reach an agreement with whoever you have caused the damage, because in each case on the ultimate payer damage.

I FOUND YOUR VEHICLE IS DAMAGED IN THE PROPER PLACE FOR PARKING. TRAFFIC POLICE CONDUCTED AN INVESTIGATION. DAMAGED VEHICLE HAS A POLICY OF COMPULSORY MOTOR LIABILITY INSURANCE. HOW TO MAKE UP FOR THE DAMAGE?

If the damage to the insured vehicle caused by unknown vehicle if the insured vehicle, there is only compulsory insurance but not full insurance, the injured party can not collect damages, except in the case of finding an unknown perpetrator. Guarantee Fund of the Association of Serbian Insurers paid no material damage to the vehicle caused NN vehicle.

WHAT IS THE STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS FOR DAMAGES FROM UNINSURED VEHICLE?

Law on Obligations stipulates that a compensation claim shall expire three (3) years from the date of knowledge of the damage and pests. In the event of damage caused by a criminal offense, a criminal prosecution is planned for a longer period of limitation, a claim for damages against the responsible person shall expire when the period specified in the statute of limitations.

DID GUARANTEE FUND PAYS COMPENSATION IN CASE OF AN ACCIDENT WHEN THE INJURED PERSON WAS A PEDESTRIAN, A VEHICLE THAT HIT HIM WAS EXPIRED INSURANCE POLICY?

If it is determined that it is responsible for the damage uninsured vehicle, the pedestrian as the injured party has the right to claim compensation from the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia.

SINCE THE GUARANTEE FUND PAYS COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGE, OR FOR THE PERIOD OF THE ACCIDENT THERE IS AN OBLIGATION OF THE GUARANTEE FUND TO PAY COMPENSATION?

Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia was established in 1996 in accordance with the Law on Insurance of Property and Persons, with the start of its operation was postponed until 1997. From the funds of the Guarantee Fund will be paid compensation for damages resulting from the commencement of the Guarantee Fund, ie from 6 July 1997.

DOES A PASSENGER IN THE VEHICLE MANAGED BY AN INTOXICATED PERSON IS ENTITLED TO COMPENSATION FOR DAMAGES SUFFERED IN A CAR ACCIDENT?

The passenger in the vehicle is entitled to compensation from the insurer of any vehicle which is involved in an accident, as well as the holder of the vehicle. The passenger has the right to claim compensation from the insurer of the vehicle which has suffered damage, as well as the insurer of the other vehicle participants, if the accident involved more than one vehicle. If the responsibility for the accident the driver of the vehicle in which the passenger is injured, the driver drove a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, the passenger can address and his insurer with a request for compensation along with his record on crime scene investigation and medical records, and if necessary, other documentation that the insurance company requires. In determining the rights of travelers to compensation and the amount of damage appreciates the contribution of passengers in damage, and compensation shall be reduced in proportion to the contribution, considering that in this case, the passenger agreed to ride with the person who drove the vehicle under the influence of alcohol, and the insurer such a case has a right of recourse against their insured in accordance with the law on Compulsory traffic insurance, or insurance company compensate the injured party, shall enter into the rights of the injured party against the person responsible for the damage, the amount of compensation paid, the interest payments of fees and the costs of the proceedings.

ON WHAT PRINCIPLE THE AMOUNT OF THE SUMS TO BE PAID WITH THE DECLARATION OF TOTAL DAMAGE TO THE CAR? IS THERE A RULEBOOK THAT GOVERNS THIS OR ANY INSURANCE COMPANY THE SAME IS CALCULATED ON THE BASIS OF INTERNAL ASSESSMENT?

Assessment of the total damage done to the vehicle assessor / expert mechanical or traffic engineering, according to the rules in a way which is determined by the value of the vehicle at the time of the accident and the rest of the value according to which on the basis of the difference determines the amount of total damage. Then there is a comparison with the cost of repairs, so if the cost of repairs exceeds the amount of the total damage, the compensation paid on the basis of the calculation of total damage. In this way the act and the process of claims handling Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia.

WITH THE RESPONSIBILITY OF INFORMING THE GUARANTEE FUND ON AN ACTUAL ADVERSE EVENT (ACCIDENT) AND WHO IS APPLYING FOR COMPENSATION?

The injured party submitted a claim for compensation to the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia.

WHETHER DAMAGE CAUSED BY UNINSURED TRACTORS, SMALL TRACTORS, MOTORCYCLES AND THE LIKE. FALL UNDER AN OBLIGATION OF THE GUARANTEE FUND?

Yes, since December 2009, after having entered into force and has been implemented a new Law on Road Traffic Safety.

IS THERE A POSSIBILITY FOR COMPENSATION FOR MATERIAL DAMAGE TO THE VEHICLE WHEN THE DAMAGE CAUSED BY THE USE OF UNKNOWN VEHICLE?

Such a possibility is not provided for by law. The only possibility for payment of damages in this case is that the owner of the damaged vehicle has a fully comprehensive insurance policy for the vehicle.

CAN I REALIZE MY COMPENSATION ON A MOTOR VEHICLE WHICH WAS BURNED DURING THE NIGHT AND WHEN THE DAMAGE TOTAL. ABOUT THE ABOVE THERE IS A REPORT OF POLICE AND FIRE SERVICES. MY VEHICLE POSSESSES A MANDATORY AUTO INSURANCE POLICY BUT NOT CASCO POLICY.

If there is no information on how the vehicle caught fire and what caused the damage, based on its own policy of automobile insurance can not be charged damages in this case. If pushing the owner of the damaged vehicle has neither fully comprehensive insurance policy, then there is practically no possibility to compensate for damages from insurance funds.

DO PESTS WHO PAID THE EXPENSE OF INJURED PERSONS ARE ENTITLED TO BE SUBSIDIZED FROM THE FUNDS OF THE GUARANTEE FUND?

Not. The right to compensation from the Guarantee Fund assets are impaired passengers and third persons within the meaning of the Act. The pest does not enter the circle of persons who have the right of recourse or compensation from the funds of the Guarantee Fund.

WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR PAYMENT OF DAMAGES IF THE INSURANCE COMPANY “EKOS” IN BANKRUPTCY?

After completion of the bankruptcy proceedings obligation for compensation to third parties injured by the insured vehicle liability code “ADO EKOS” in bankruptcy, takes the Guarantee Fund of the Association of Insurers of Serbia. If the claim is reported and recognized in bankruptcy injured party does not have to wait for completion of the bankruptcy proceedings, but can immediately submit a request to the Guarantee Fund provided that the requirements be attached to the decision which it has recognized the claim. If the claim is not recognized in bankruptcy, given that bankruptcy is not completed, the obligation of the Guarantee Fund has not yet been reached. Each case during processing in the Guarantee Fund price and determine whether it is a claim on the basis of the policy of automobile insurance and whether the applicant is a third injured party, since the Guarantee Fund does not compensate the damage arising from other types of insurance.

IF THE OWNER OF THE DAMAGED VEHICLE LEASING COMPANIES, WHETHER THE USER OF SUCH A VEHICLE WAS DAMAGED IN THE ACCIDENT, WHICH IS RESPONSIBLE FOR UNINSURED VEHICLE MAY EXERCISE THE RIGHT TO COMPENSATION FROM THE FUNDS OF THE GUARANTEE FUND?

When the owner of the damaged vehicle leasing companies, and the user person or legal entity, to leasing can be paid indemnity only with the consent of the leasing company to be submitted to the Guarantee Fund in writing, along with other necessary documentary evidence.

(Taken from http://www.uos.rs)

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Car Insurance and Rego

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The Green Card is an international certificate of insurance. As such it is accepted without any obstacle or cost by the Authorities of all 48 countries for which the Green Card is valid.

The Green Card certifies that the visiting motorist has at least the minimum compulsory Motor Third Party Liability Insurance cover required by the Laws of the countries visited.

 

1. How to obtain it?

A Green Card can only be issued by the insurance undertaking (or a broker) which is authorised to do so under the authority of the National Insurers’ Bureau. Motorists should obtain Green Cards from the Insurer who has issued their motor insurance policy

 

2. Language

The language to be used on the Green Card should be the language of the country of the issuing national Bureau, with the title of the document being shown in addition in English and French – both languages being the official languages of the Council of Bureaux.

 

3. Format

A Green Card can be issued in a horizontal or vertical format.

 

A revised Green Card format was introduced as of 1st January 2009. If a Green Card is validly issued under the old format for more than one year (e.g. 5 years) within the transitional period (between 1st January 2009 and 31st December 2010), it will remain valid for the whole duration of its validity even if its validity goes beyond the transitional period of two years. However, any Green Card issued under the old format after 1st January 2011 will no longer be considered as valid.

 

    The Green Card is not essential for all Countries!

The introduction of the Green Card System was an important contribution to make international traffic easier. Motorists wishing to cross the borders of the participating countries did not have to subscribe any new frontier insurance anymore, but saw their national insurance recognised in the visited country by the mere display of a Green Card.

Nevertheless it is obvious that a system of showing a document at each border-crossing is still time-consuming and creates possible obstacles to the free movement of persons and goods.

For this reason, encouraged by European initiatives, 34 of the 48 Countries participating in the Green Card System* have replaced the Green Card by a PDF icon Multilateral Agreement recognising each other’s MTPL insurance on the basis of the “territory in which a vehicle is normally based”. Consequently, for motorists from those 34 countries, the Green Card is no longer a required document when crossing the borders.

In most cases, a motor vehicle is normally based in the territory of the country of which it bears the registration plate. On the basis of that plate, the vehicle will be deemed to be properly insured (even if it is, contrary to the rules, not insured) and will be allowed on the territory of a visited country – provided that this country is also a signatory to the Multilateral Agreement. The national Bureau of the country in which the vehicle is normally based will guarantee the reimbursement of all damages caused by this vehicle in other countries, even if the vehicle would turn out not to be properly insured.

Motorists are therefore urged to find out from their Insurers:

– what – if any – insurance documentation is necessary for the countries to be visited;

– the extent of the cover provided by their own motor insurance policies for the countries visited;

– the procedure to be followed in the event of an accident in a visited country.

Belgium

Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:27 PM
To: canberra@diplobel.fed.be
Subject: FW: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Belgium

Hello

Can you please confirm if the below bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Belgium is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders

 

Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 6

 

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRSCANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Belgium concerning Visas and Visa Fees

If this agreement attatched is still valid, please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards
From: Embassy of Belgium in Canberra <Canberra@diplobel.fed.be>
Sent: Wednesday, 28 September 2016 3:43 PM
Subject: C4.2-Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Belgium-Maric,Tanja

*** The Visa Section no longer answers visa questions over the phone. Please email the Embassy instead.***

C4.2

Dear

Referring to your email below I can inform you that an Australian passport holder does not need a visa for a stay of up to 90 days in any 180 days period in the Schengen area.

The notion of “any”, implies the application of a “moving” 180-day reference period, looking backwards at each day of the stay (be it at the entry or at the day of an actual check), into the last 180-day period, in order to verify if the 90 days/180-day requirement continues to be fulfilled.

Please find the link to the calculator for your reference http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing/index_en.htm

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The Schengen Borders Code provides EU States with a single set of common rules that govern external border checks on persons, entry requirements and duration of stays …

In addition the Embassy can inform you that, according to the SPF Foreign Affairs of Belgium, the actual bilateral agreement formally confirmed through an exchange of Notes on 25 July 1951 between the two countries, entitles Australian citizens to stay for two more months without a visa in Belgium after 90 days spent in any other Schengen country. When entering Belgium you will need to be able to prove you have not stayed in the Schengen area for more than 90 days. At the end of the 2 month period you will need to leave from Belgium and cannot visit another Schengen country.

Countries belonging to the Schengen area are: Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Finland, Germany, Greece, Iceland, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Estonia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, Poland, Slovakia, Slovenia and Switzerland.

I trust I have informed you sufficiently.

Yours sincerely,

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Consular Section

 

Embassy of BELGIUM

CANBERRA

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Australian Treaty Series 1951 No 6

DEPARTMENT OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS

CANBERRA

Exchange of Notes constituting an Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of Belgium concerning Visas and Visa Fees

(Canberra, 25 July 1951)

Entry into force: 25 August 1951

AUSTRALIAN TREATY SERIES

1951 No. 6

Australian Government Publishing Service

Canberra

(c) Commonwealth of Australia 1997

[Note from the Australian Minister for External Affairs to the Belgian Minister, Sydney]

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Canberra

25 July 1951

His Excellency M. Félix F A Jansen

Envoy Extraordinary and Minister Plenipotentiary of Belgium

11C Castlereagh Street

SYDNEY

Sir

I have the honour to refer to previous correspondence regarding visas and visa fees, and to inform you that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to conclude with the Government of Belgium, an agreement in the following terms:

1. Belgian nationals possessing valid Belgian passports, who desire to enter Australia whether temporarily or permanently, and whose entry to Australia has been approved, will receive visas for Australia, free of charge, from the appropriate visa-issuing authority; such visas, in the case of Belgian nationals proceeding to Australia for purposes other than permanent residence, will be made valid for a period of twelve months and good for an unlimited number of journeys to Australia within that period.

2. Australian citizens, possessing valid Australian passports, who desire to enter Belgium as bona fide non-immigrants may enter Belgium for periods of less than two months without obtaining a visa.

3. The present agreement shall take effect one month from the date hereof.[1]

4. Either of the parties may denounce the present agreement by means of giving one month’s notice to the other party. Notwithstanding the foregoing, it is understood:

(a) that the abovementioned provisions do not exempt Australian citizens from the necessity of obtaining visas for Belgian Congo or Ruanda-Urundi, whether entering in transit or otherwise;

(b) that the abovementioned provisions do not exempt Belgian nationals entering Australia, and Australian citizens entering Belgium from the necessity of complying with the Australian and Belgian laws and regulations concerning the entry, residence whether temporary or permanent, and employment of aliens; and

(c) that travellers who are unable to satisfy the respective immigration authorities that they comply with the laws and regulations referred to in the immediately preceding subparagraph are liable to be refused permission to enter or land.

If the foregoing provisions are acceptable to your Government, I have the honour to suggest that the present Note, and your confirmatory reply thereto be deemed to constitute and evidence the agreement reached between our two Governments.

I have the honour to be, with the highest consideration, Sir, your most obedient servant,

[Signed:]

R G CASEY

Minister of State for External Affairs

[Note from the Belgian Minister, Canberra, to the Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs]

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LÉGATION DE BELGIQUE

Canberra

25 July 1951

The Rt Hon R G Casey CH, DSO, MC, MP

Minister of External Affairs

CANBERRA

Sir

I have the honour to acknowledge receipt of your Note of today’s date regarding visas and visa fees in which you inform me that the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia is prepared to conclude an Agreement with the Government of Belgium in the following terms:

[Here follows paragraphs 1-4 as printed under I.]

I am authorized by the Belgian Government to state that the Belgian Government agrees to the foregoing provisions and to the suggestion that your Note and this reply should be regarded as constituting and evidencing the Agreement reached between our two Governments.

I have the honour to be, with the highest consideration, Sir, your most obedient servant,

[Signed:]

FÉLIX JANSEN

Minister of Belgium

France

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Envoyé : mardi 27 septembre 2016 15:42
À : info@ambafrance-au.org
Objet : Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and France

 

 Hello

 

Can you please confirm if there is a bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and France that is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.

 

If so, please provide a copy of it, and please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.

 

Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.

 

Thank you

 

Kind regards

From: information <information.canberra-amba@diplomatie.gouv.fr>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 3:58 PM
Subject: RE: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and France

Dear

Thank you for contacting the French Embassy in Canberra.

To my knowledge there is no such agreement.

There is only the 90 days out of 180 days rule.

 

If you have any further questions lease check our FAQ : http://www.ambafrance-au.org/FAQ-6659

The Schengen Regulation allows tourist trips for a maximum of 90 days only. If you want to stay longer, you will need to apply for a long stay visitor visa.

 

Yours sincerely,

 

Press and Information Section

Ambassade de France à Canberra

 

Greece

Απεστάλη: Τρίτη, 27 Σεπτέμβριος 2016 15:46:01
Θέμα: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Greece

Hello

Can you please confirm if there is a bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Greece that is current, for Australian citizens and passport holders.
If so, please provide a copy of it, and please explain the rules and regulations for Australian citizens.
Please confirm if this can be used as additional time to the Schengen 90 out of 180 days visa.
Thank you
Kind regards
rom: EMBASSY OF GREECE IN CANBERRA <gremb.can@mfa.gr>
Sent: Tuesday, 27 September 2016 4:41 PM
Subject: Re: Bilateral visa waiver agreement between Australia and Greece

Dear Mrs Maric,
thank you for your email. For your information please open following link:
as you can see is from the official website of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. There is no such Bilateral Agreement in Force.
For your further information please be advised that:

SHORT STAY  ( 90 DAYS in any 180 days period) in the Schengen Area:

Greece is a European Union Member State and a member of the Schengen Area. 

 

If you are a holder of an Australian passport, you do not need a visa– in any case, your stay may not exceed 90 days within any 180-day-period

However, at border you will show your passport / and perhaps other documentation,  for example information on that you have sufficient means to cover the stay

and the return trip/ or/and other documents stating the purpose of your stay (invitation letters etc)

It is a requirement that the expiration date of your passport is 3 months after your return from the Schengen area.

And the passport must have been issued within a decade before to be considered valid.

Mere possession of a uniform Schengen visa/or being exempted from the obligation to have a visa shall not confer an automatic right of entry.

 

90 days in any 180-day period […]”. “The date of entry shall be considered
as the first day of stay on the territory of the Member States and the date
of exit shall be considered as the last day of stay on the territory of the
Member States. Periods of stay authorised under a residence permit or a
long-stay visa shall not be taken into account in the calculation of the
duration of stay on the territory of the Member States.”
Contrary to the definition which was in force until 18 October 2013, the new
concept is more precise by setting the duration in days, instead of months.
The notion of “any”, implies the application of a “moving” 180-day reference
period, looking backwards at each day of the stay (be it at the entry or at
the day of an actual check), into the last 180-day period, in order to
verify if the 90 days / 180-day requirement continues to be fulfilled.

Among others, it means that an absence for an uninterrupted period of 90
days allows for a new stay for up to 90 days.
Stays in Bulgaria, Croatia, Ireland, Romania, Cyprus and the United Kingdom
shall not be taken into account as they are not (yet) part of the Schengen
area without internal borders.

At the same time, the non-EU Member States Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway
and Switzerland belong to the Schengen area; short stays in these countries
count in when assessing the compliance with the 90 days / 180-day rule.
If you are a non-EU/EFTA national (even if you are visa-exempt,), make
sure that your passport is clearly stamped both when you enter and leave the
Schengen Area with all the pertinent dates visible. Without an entry stamp, you may be treated as an overstayer when you try to leave the Schengen Area; without an exit stamp, you may be refused entry the next time you seek to
enter the Schengen Area as you may be deemed to have overstayed on your previous visit too

http://ec.europa.eu/dgs/home-affairs/what-we-do/policies/borders-and-visas/border-crossing/docs/short_stay_schengen_calculator_user_manual_en.pdf

ec.europa.eu
1 USER MANUAL FOR THE SHORT-STAY “SCHENGEN” CALCULATOR 1. Introduction Regulation (EU) No 610/2013 of 26 June 2013, amended the Convention Implementing the

I hope you will find it helpful, it explains the calculation of 90 days in
any 180 day – period. I suggest that you consult it before traveling in
the Schengen area.
You can also find more information if you wish by googling  the EU
Regulation 562/2006  Articles 10 & 11 Border Guard’s Code. 

Please note that short-term residence permits(extensions) are issued by the Aliens police office in the area of residency of the individual concerned

and ONLY if the individual can show evidence that he/she has a compelling reason to prolong his/her stay in Greece. 

The application must be submitted at least 15 days before the expiration of the original 90-day period.

If an extension is approved, a sticker will be placed in the applicant’s passport.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Short-term extension permits, provided by the Aliens police, are valid only within Greece.

If the Greek Authorities deny request for a permit, the person must depart the country before the expiration of the 90 days.

EXTENSIONS FOR TOURIST PURPOSES ARE NOT GRANTED.

 

I do hope that information provided in this email answers your questions.  If need be, do not hesitate to ask for more clarifications.

Regards,

from the Embassy,

EMBASSY OF GREECE
9 Turrana Street
Yarralumla ACT 2600
Tel. +61 (2) 6271 0100
Fax. +61 (2) 6273 2620
E-mail : gremb.can@mfa.gr
Web Site: www.mfa.gr/australia