A passport is a document confirming the identity of our pet. It is issued for dogs but also cats and ferrets. It contains information on vaccinations, and prophylaxis against parasites and includes a health certificate issued before departure (it is a clinical examination confirming that the animal is healthy). The passport is issued by a vet. However, not every vet issues passports. If the vet caring for your pet does not provide this service, ask them about the nearest clinic where you can obtain a passport.
A dog passport must include information such as:
- details of the owner – this is a requirement for passports issued from 29 December 2014)
- a description of the animal
- marking or details to enable the animal to be identified, e.g. chip number
- details of the doctor issuing the passport (passports issued from 29 December 2014)
- information on the anti-rabies vaccination
- information on deworming for echinococcus
- additional information such as additional vaccinations, medication against external parasites
When adopting a dog or buying a dog from a breeder, you should familiarise yourself with the requirements for the dog’s microchipping and paperwork.
Any information in the passport of an animal from an EU country may be entered by an authorised medical practitioner who practices in an EU country. This requirement does not apply to tapeworm prevention.
How much does a dog passport cost?
Currently, prices range from $38 to $1,100 USD depending on the state, country, and veterinary clinic. This fee does not include the implantation of the transponder and vaccinations and other