Due to changes in the law (Commission Regulation EC 262/2015) from 1st January 2016 passports can only be issued where the silhouette (markings) have also been completed by the vet. The last date we can process a correctly completed "Microchip Only passport" is 23rd December 2015 (by post) or 30th December 2015 if applying online.
Replacement Passports will be issued for all new passport applications unless the animal is a foal, or we are issuing a Duplicate passport.
The Horse Passport Agency was established in 2003 to provide passports for equines of no known breeding and it is responsible for 248,966 horse passports making it the largest identity passport issuer in the UK. All equines in the UK are required to have a passport by law which identifies the animal, states whether or not it is intended for human consumption and shows the current owner.
Our passports are issued on chemically watermarked paper, include a hologram on the front page and are bound with a tough plastic cover fastened by two rivets.
This website allows owners to apply for a passport, record their ownership or carry out other updates to their passport either on line via Owner Services , or by requesting a paper application form. Applications submitted via Owner Services are normally 20% cheaper and processed faster (by up to 7 days).