New Pet Passports

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  • #215433

    The Grocer
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    Just looked at the pet passport UK site – here is the link…

    https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/390396/pet-travel-scheme-dec-2014-guidance.pdf

    It clearly says that old passports issued prior to end December 2014 will be honoured so looks like you should not be turned back if your passport does not comply with the new regulations.

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    However if you already have a passport for your pet you do not need to get a new one. Existing passports will remain valid for the lifetime of the pet (or until all the treatment spaces are filled).

    The new style passport will include laminated strips designed to cover those pages with the pet’s details, microchip information and each rabies vaccination entry. This will help prevent anyone tampering with this information once it has been completed by a vet.

    The vet issuing the pet passport will also need to fill in their details on a new ‘Issuing of the passport’ page and must make sure that all their contact details are included when they certify vaccinations and treatments.

    It is the information IN BOLD above I forewarn of. MAKE SURE your vet enters their name, address & phone number and NOT JUST STAMPS the passport. I know of at least on instance where a person was not allowed to travel to the UK with their dog and had to get the vet fax all details to the DEFRA office at the port before they were allowed to proceed.

  • #215437

    Shazzie
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    Yes Grocer, the existing pet passports are still ok.

    We’ve travelled over with our dog’s old passport with no problem.

  • #215440

    The Grocer
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    Yes Shazzie, as I said in the statement “Existing passports will remain valid for the lifetime of the pet (or until all the treatment spaces are filled).”  The point I was mainly making is to inform people to ensure the vet adds their name, address and contact phone number, not just stamp the passport.

    We travelled from France to UK & back last week with our dog and there were no problems, but I do know someone who was delayed….

     

  • #215441

    jodevizes
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    I was lucky, I got a letter from my vet to tell me that I had to go  back so he could put his name and address on the vaccination the cat just had. Mind you I will be leaving the UK so that might not be such a problem.

  • #215444

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Am grinning reading all this and thinking…tell some Greek in a village that his dog needs a passport. I would probably here him laughing all the way to NZ.

    Life has become so complicated.

  • #215445

    Ian
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    Homeric

    I tried to explain to a Greek that in the Netherlands there’s such a thing as an “Animal-ambulance”.

    There’s no way now I’m going to convince him that I’m not (at least slightly) off my rocker… :wacko:

  • #215446

    jodevizes
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    Never mind ambulances, check these out.

  • #215448

    Shazzie
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    I tried to explain to a Greek that in the Netherlands there’s such a thing as an “Animal-ambulance”. There’s no way now I’m going to convince him that I’m not (at least slightly) off my rocker

    Indeed Ian. Our neighbours thought our catflap totally hilarious. If we tried to explain pet passports, we’d be carted off to the nearest funny farm !!

  • #215449

    Ian
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    Homeric

    Never mind ambulances, check these out.

    I could only agree with anyone declaring these cat-owners to be nutcases… :wacko:

  • #215451

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    Imagine me telling a Greek that I had a cat flap in the front door, and the cat wore a special electronic collar to open said flap! I can just see them making the sign of the cross and looking up at God in despair.

  • #215460

    jodevizes
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    More money than sense.

  • #215469

    kiwi
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    Aristotelic

    You wouldn’t think so if you saw the entourage of cats that followed ours into the house via the flap, until she went electronic. And being males…they kindly sprayed everywhere. This is a few years back of course.

  • #215470

    jodevizes
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    You should have taught her better morals. :)

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