Veterinary Certificate for dogs, cats and ferrets entering the EU
The Veterinary Certificates below should be used for pet cats, dogs and ferrets without EU Pet Passports entering Ireland. Pet(s) that are accompanied by their owner or person responsible should use Veterinary Certificate to EU - Annex II of CID2011/874 (Pet Moves) (doc 77Kb). However pets that are travelling as they are intended to be sold or transferred to another owner should use 'Commercial' Veterinary Certificate to EU - Annex I of CID2011/874 (Commercial Moves) (doc 77Kb)
Notes on Completion
All relevant parts of Sections I and II should be completed and endorsed by an official veterinarian working for the Competent Authority (usually the Department of Agriculture) in the country of origin.
Pets that are travelling accompanied require an 'accompanied declaration' (Section II.7 in Veterinary Certificate to EU - ANNEX II of CID2011/874) to be signed by their owner or person responsible. Below is the declaration:
'I, the undersigned [owner or the natural person responsible for the animals described above on behalf of the owner] declare that the animals will accompany me, the owner, or the natural person that I have designated to be responsible of the animals on my behalf and are not intended to be sold or transferred to another owner.'
This declaration can be signed by the owner where either:
1. The owner himself/herself is accompanying the pet
2. The owner has designated a transport company to be responsible on his/her behalf for the transfer of the pet
Where the owner has travelled to Ireland in advance of the pet, this declaration can be signed by another person designated to be responsible for the pet on behalf of the owner.
Pets that are travelling as they are intended to be sold or transferred to another owner (a commercial move) must have a clinical examination within 24 h of dispatch to allow Official (Government) Veterinarian to issue Veterinary Certificate to EU - ANNEX I of CID2011/874.
To avoid confusion dates should be entered in this format - 01 July 2007.
When pets are travelling from a non-qualifying (higher risk) countries this Veterinary Certificate must be accompanied by the following supporting documentation;
- A current rabies vaccination certificate which bears the microchip number
- The blood test results as issued by an approved laboratory.