ICBC Refund when you take your vehicle to Mexico? Says who?

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ICBC Auto Insurance Refund when traveling to Mexico

Hi everyone,

I recently sent an email to ICBC asking them whether they still offered refunds to their customers who travel to Mexico.  The reason I asked is because a few years ago I took advantage of this refund opportunity after spending 3 months driving around Mexico.  When in Mexico you must have Mexican insurance for your vehicle or RV and your BC insurance is not valid.  Because of that when you get home make sure you follow their instructions and ask for your refund.


Here is their reply:

This refund is still in effect, provided that the vehicle has been outside of Canada and the USA for 30 days or more.

In order to request a refund, one would need to send us the following:

  • proof of entry and exit dates for their vehicle.  This can be in the form of gasoline receipts, camping receipts, and/or an importation document, showing the vehicle identification number (VIN), registration number, or plate number; AND
  • proof that their vehicle was continuously outside of Canada and the USA for 30 days or more.  This can be in the form of gasoline receipts, hotel receipts, and/or a photocopy of a foreign insurance policy, showing the vehicle identification number (VIN), registration number, or plate number

They may send their request to:

 

Here’s a form that’s been shared with us to use: ICBC Refund Request Form

 

ICBC – Insurance Customer Services
151 West Esplanade  L299136
North Vancouver BC  V7M 3H9

Happy travels,

This Post Has 7 Comments

  1. Rhonda V

    We have claimed many years going to Mexico. The rules have been updated, as they clearly want your licence plate identified to prove it was in Mexico. At this point I’m not sure how to get a licence plate number added to a fuel receipt, but camping receipts seem to be the best way to verify travel there.
    This year I noted the following PDF checklist from ICBC: https://www.icbc.com/insurance/Documents/mexican-travel-refund-request.pdf

    1. Thank you so much for sharing. I know others have used campground receipts as proof so I don’t think that’s a problem.

      Appreciate the info.

      CarolAnn

  2. Glen Cote

    I don’t know how old this article is but I want to update as on spring 2019. I returned from Mexico after six months down there. I applied for the rebate from ICBC and got my money back minus about $130 because ICBC changes your rate when they give a refund for this. Talk about dishonest.

  3. Dawn |McKay

    Hello Carol Ann, Just touching base from site #7 Kamloops RV park yesterday.

    Dawn & Robin
    pups Chase & Annie

    1. Hi Dawn,

      Thanks for your message! Great to hear from you and look forward to learning more about your journey off the island! lol

      CA
      PS: Thanks for the books.

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