Pet Travel Scheme: Fraud

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd April 2018.

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Photo of Alex Norris Alex Norris Labour/Co-operative, Nottingham North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what security features have been built into pet passports to prevent fake passports from being used to bring animals into the UK.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The pet passport must be in accordance with the format, layout and language requirements set out in Part 1 of Annex III to Commission Implementing Regulation ((EU) No 577/2013).

The passport must then be completed and issued by an authorised veterinarian, documenting the alpha-numeric code displayed by the transponder or the tattoo, the details of the vaccination against rabies, and where applicable, the details of the treatment against Echinococcus multilocularis.

After the required information has been entered in Section III of the passport, a transparent adhesive laminate seals the page.

Finally, where the information on one of the pages of the passport takes the form of a sticker, a transparent adhesive laminate seals that sticker in the case where the latter is not self-destructed when it is removed.

EU/577/2013 (PDF Document, 2.53 MB)

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