Pet Passport Scheme

Pet Passport Scheme

The Pet Passport Scheme allows you to take your cat or dog abroad to certain countries with a pet passport, without them having to go into quarantine on their return to the UK.

Please refer to our Participating Countries link for a list of those countries that take part in the Pet Passport Scheme.

Our veterinary surgeons are licensed by DEFRA to provide the necessary vaccinations and health checks required to create a passport for your pet.

What do I need to do to get a Pet Passport?

Your pet needs to be at least 12 weeks old, microchipped and vaccinated against rabies for a pet passport to be issued.

How long will it take before I can travel with my pet?

  • The pet passport can be issued within 24 hours Monday to Friday but 21 days must have elapsed from the date of the rabies vaccination before you may travel with your pet
  • You must arrange for your pet be checked and wormed by an authorised veterinarian 1-5 days before each return journey to the UK.

Note: If you need to travel prior to 21 days, you will need to obtain special permission from the country into which you intend to travel.

How much does it cost?

  • Microchipping                  £14.99
  • Rabies Vaccination        £41.13
  • Administration Fee         £36.00

How long is the passport valid for?


The passports are valid for life as long as you keep up to date with your pet’s rabies vaccination. A rabies booster vaccination is required every 3 years. We will send you a postal or email reminder that your pet’s rabies vaccination is due, followed up if necessary by a telephone call prior to the expiry date. Note: The rabies vaccination is not part of your routine annual vaccination.