Pet imports DocumentationDocuments required for cats, dogs and ferrets entering the UK

EU Pet Passport

Pets coming from an EU or Non-EU listed country

If your pet is travelling to the UK from an EU or Non-EU listed country all that will be required for entry is a valid EU pet passport

The passport must record:

  • Microchip number
  • Rabies vaccination including manufacturer and name of vaccine, vaccination date, expiry date, veterinary authorisation
  • DOGS ONLY – tape worm treatment

Please visit our ‘General Information’ page for further details on microchip, rabies and other treatments

Pets coming from an unlisted country

If your pet is arriving from an unlisted country, an EU pet passport will still be sufficient for entry providing the below is correct:

Passport must record:

  • Microchip number
  • Rabies vaccination including manufacturer and name of vaccine, vaccination date, expiry date, veterinary authorisation
  • Rabies blood test
  • DOGS ONLY – tape worm treatment
  • All rabies treatments carried out within the EU

You will also need to complete the following form: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/393123/declaration-non-commercial-movement.pdf

PLEASE NOTE, if your pet is travelling on an OLD passport (Issued before 29th December 2014) you will need to complete the following form (get form here) 

If you hold a pet passport for your pet and ANY rabies treatments have been given OUTSIDE of the EU, you will need the below EU Annex IV Form

EU Annex IV form CLICK HERE FOR FORM

This form is required for entry in to the UK if you DO NOT have a valid passport for your pet. IF you have a valid pet passport, you do not need the EU Annex IV.

The EU Annex IV form will also need to be endorsed by the country of origin’s relevant governing body within ten days of arrival and the supporting documentation must be included:

  • Microchip: You should have received a certificate from your vet upon chipping.
  • Rabies vaccination certificate: This certificate must have your pet’s microchip number on and state the manufacturer (g Pfizer), product name (eg Defensor), batch/lot/serial number (eg S321118) and lot expiry (eg November 2013).
  • Blood test (Rabies serological test): You or your vet would have received a certificate from the EU approved laboratory. This should list your pet’s microchip number and show successful vaccination, defined as a titre level of 0.5iu or above.

Please note, whilst we endeavor to ensure all information on our website is as current as possible- we also recommend you visit the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) website:

https://www.gov.uk/pet-travel-information-for-pet-owners#documentation

Additional documents

For pets arriving in to Heathrow please complete and attach to your pets kennel:

GET FORM HERE!

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