How to get a Pet Passport

Information for Pet Owners

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  • Date: August 2016

Every Irish pet that is brought out of Ireland to another EU Member State or re-enters Ireland must have an EU Pet Passport. In Ireland this is issued by private Vets directly to pet owners.

If you wish to have your pet’s photograph on its passport (this is optional), you should bring a photograph with you to your vet. The photograph should be no bigger than 6 cm wide and 4 cm long, should feature the pet only and show its colour and markings clearly.

On receipt of the Pet Passport from your vet check all entries are legible and correct, as any errors could lead to your pet being detained.

Disclaimer from Cara Vets: 

The above information is as per the Department of Agriculture, Marine website. Please note that this information can change from time to time, so to ensure the most up to date information, please visit the following link for more information on how to get a Pet Passport:


Please note these links can also change from time to time, so if the above link does not work, simply visit and search for the term 'Pet Passport'. 

If you need any assistance with your Pet Passport, please contact us and ask for our Practice Manager, Vickie Fenlon.