Pet Passport (EU)

TAKING YOUR PET ABROAD IF THERE IS A 'NO BREXIT DEAL'

PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU ARE FULLY AWARE BEFORE YOU TRAVEL -  OF ANYTHING THAT MAY AFFECT YOUR PET PASSPORT

This is the link to the government website:

https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/taking-your-pet-abroad-if-theres-no-brexit-deal/taking-your-pet-abroad-if-theres-no-brexit-deal

A scenario in which the UK leaves the EU without agreement (a ‘no deal’ scenario) remains unlikely given the mutual interests of the UK and the EU in securing a negotiated outcome.

Negotiations are progressing well and both we and the EU continue to work hard to seek a positive deal. However, it’s our duty as a responsible government to prepare for all eventualities, including ‘no deal’, until we can be certain of the outcome of those negotiations.

For two years, the government has been implementing a significant programme of work to ensure the UK will be ready from day 1 in all scenarios, including a potential ‘no deal’ outcome in March 2019.

It has always been the case that as we get nearer to March 2019, preparations for a no deal scenario would have to be accelerated. Such an acceleration does not reflect an increased likelihood of a ‘no deal’ outcome. Rather it is about ensuring our plans are in place in the unlikely scenario that they need to be relied upon.

This series of technical notices sets out information to allow businesses and citizens to understand what they would need to do in a ‘no deal’ scenario, so they can make informed plans and preparations.

This guidance is part of that series.

Also included is an overarching framing notice explaining the government’s overarching approach to preparing the UK for this outcome in order to minimise disruption and ensure a smooth and orderly exit in all scenarios.

We are working with the devolved administrations on technical notices and we will continue to do so as plans develop.


PASSPORT UPDATE

Due to a dramatic rise in the number of stolen animals being taken abroad, DEFRA have advised us that the Pet Passport which you have can only be in the name of a single person.
If anyone, other than the person on the passport takes your pet abroad using the Pet Passport, it must be accompanied by a letter, signed by the passport holder, giving them permission for that person to take the animal abroad. This applies even if that person is your spouse. Passports cannot be held in joint names.
Only fill in the second name, address etc. if there has been a change of ownership or address, and draw a line across the first entry. If this section is filled in it takes precedence and the first name, address etc. is no longer valid.
Write and sign a letter to accompany the passport giving permission for anyone else who might take your pet abroad without you and keep this with the passport.

All information provided here is subject to change and you are strongly advised to see guidance from the Defra website if you are considering taking your pet abroad.

EUROPE

Under the new P.E.T.S. legislation it is now possible to take cats and dogs to certain countries in Europe and return them to the UK without the need for 6 months quarantine PROVIDING THAT they have been correctly microchipped, vaccinated against rabies and certificated under the scheme (for details of the requirements under the P.E.T.S. scheme please refer to the travel scheme ’Information sheet').

Our current charges for this service can be found on the Prices page.

Rest of the World

The regulations for non-EU passports is complicated, we will carry out the relevant tests and prepare the export papers which are applicable at the time. The price is dependant on the Country being exported to.  You will also need to employ the services of a Pet Transporter and they will be able to advise on the regulations that you have to adhere to.