Equine Passports – a Reminder of Owner Responsibilities

Equine Passports – Reminders of Owner Responsibilities


On receipt of the passport from the issuing organisation, the owner should check that all the details are correct and sign the passport as the original owner.  If any of the details are incorrect, the passport should be sent back to the original issuing organisation.

Transfer of Ownership

It is a legal requirement for a new owner to update the ownership details on the passport within 30 days of purchasing the equine. Failure to do so is an offence.

Simply writing the new owner’s details into the passport does not constitute a legal change of ownership. The passport must be returned to the original issuer who will update both their database, and the passport itself.