Horse Passport Legislation

The Law, (Horse Passport Regulations 2004), requires all horses, ponies and donkeys in the UK to have a passport, and for that passport to be kept up to

New legislation introduced in February 2005, means that horses must be accompanied by their passport when being transported under the following circumstances:

* For the purpose of competition
* For the purpose of breeding
* In or out of Great Britain
* To other premises where a veterinary medical product is to be administered
* To the premises of a new keeper
* To a slaughterhouse
* For the purposes of sale


1st July 2009 deadline

After the 1st July 2009 all horses had to be micro chipped by a veterinary surgeon, before a passport could be

You can apply for a horse passport from The Horse Passport Agency Ltd. The standard £21 passport service issues passports as quickly as possible (currently taking 8 Days (approx.) + Postage).

The Fast Track service costs £35 (£21 + £14) and is for those owners who are due to compete or sell their horse and cannot wait. A correctly completed Fast Track application is processed within 1 working day and the passport returned to you by Royal Mail Special Delivery via their next day service.

How To Apply

Standard service:

* Completed the standard application form. (Check your application carefully as incomplete or incorrect applications have to be returned).
* Daytime contact number so we can call you and take the £35 payment over the phone.

Fast Track service:

* Send your application form to The Horse Passport Agency Ltd by Royal Mail Special Delivery (before 9am service).
* Write Fast Track Service clearly on the envelope and address it to:

Horse Passport Agency
(Fast Track Service)
PO Box 74
SY12 2AD

More information is available at:

Details of all UK Passport Issuing Organisations (PIO) can be found at: