Pet Passport Northern Ireland
This package contains information and detailed step by step instructions on importing your cat, dog or ferret to Northern Ireland. If your pet is not traveling to Northern Ireland, then you can select the country your pet is traveling to by clicking here to select a pet passport for another country.
Carefully following these instructions will make clearing customs easier and quicker. These instructions will also help to avoid having your pet denied entry, put into quarantine or returned to your country of origin.
Our information is constantly being updated to keep it current.
If your cat, dog or ferret is entering Northern Ireland from a rabies-free country or rabies-controlled-country, it will need a 15 digit ISO compliant pet microchip, then a rabies vaccination at least 21 days prior to transport*. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you should carry a microchip scanner.
If your pet is entering Northern Ireland from a high-rabies country, your pet must also have a rabies blood titer test done no sooner than 30 days after vaccination and at least 90 days prior to transport. Select the option above for additional forms and instructions.
If you or your designated representative are traveling with or within 5 days of your dog, cat or ferret from a country outside of the EU, a licensed veterinarian must complete a non-commercial EU health certificate within 10 days of travel. If you or your designated representative are not traveling with or within 5 days of your pet, then a commercial EU health certificate will be required.
Your pet will also require a tapeworm treatment administered by a licensed veterinarian between one and five days of entry unless entering Northern Ireland from Finland, Ireland, Malta, Norway or another country belonging to the United Kingdom.
All pets entering the UK by air must do so as air cargo at London Heathrow, Gatwick or Edinburgh Airports. Pets accompanied by their owners can also fly into Dublin, Glasgow or Manchester. After customs clearing one of those airports, pets can continue on to Northern Ireland.
*After microchip implantation, re-vaccination and waiting period has passed, your pet can re-enter Northern Ireland without a wait time as long as booster vaccinations are given on time and your pet continues to meet the other entry requirements.
With the package, you get the following information:
- Detailed instructions on importing your dog, cat or ferret to Northern Ireland
- Instructions on completing the EU health certificate for Northern Ireland
- USDA endorsement information (required if entering Northern Ireland from the United States)
- Approved titer test laboratories
- FREE unlimited email support both for you and your veterinarian, should either of you have any questions
Also included at no additional cost are forms for bringing your pet to Northern Ireland:
- Non-Commercial or Commercial EU Certificates for Northern Ireland
- Rabies Titer Test Forms (if required - see above)
- Tapeworm Certificate
- Declaration of Non-Commercial Transport
- Microchip Certificate
- Airline Health Certificate
- Inoculation Certificate - keep your pet's vaccinations in one place for easy customs clearance
- Pet Passport Folder - (Free with First Class Mail Delivery Options above) Click Here to View
Further Requirements for bringing your pet to Northern Ireland:
ISO Pet Microchip - Required before rabies vaccination
Microchip Scanner - Recommended if your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant.
Rabies Certificate - Required - available from your veterinarian
Rabies Blood Titer Test - required when entering Northern Ireland from a high-rabies country
Deliverey Options(select above):
Email - faster delivery - you can print multiple copies of forms and instructions if you need to.
First Class Mail - we print instructions and forms and mail to you. There is a cost for printing and postage with this option.
It is our objective to prepare the traveling pet owner for all entry requirements that may arise as a result of traveling by air, sea or ground. Enforcement may not be consistent in every country or on every airline, and having proper documentation will better ensure that no problems will arise during your travels.
If you purchase our instructions and forms prior to 30 days before you travel, please check back with us to make sure there have been no changes in the rules or forms required to take your pet to Northern Ireland. All updated instructions and forms are provided by email free of charge.
Find more information on bringing your pet to Northern Ireland.
We cannot offer refunds on pet passport packages unless there is a problem with the information or forms provided.
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