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BSPA Passport Forms & Information

 


HORSE PASSPORTS: NEWS ALERT

  • DEFRA HORSE PASSPORT REGULATIONS WILL CHANGE ON 1ST FEBRUARY 2014.
  • THE NEW REGULATIONS AND FUTURE LEGISLATION WILL INTRODUCE NEW AND IMPROVED SECURITY FEATURES, TIMESCALES AND OFFENCES.
  • AS A RESULT ALL NEW BSPA PASSPORTS (FROM FEBRUARY 1) WILL LOOK VERY DIFFERENT. AS WILL THEIR CONTENTS. SADLY FEES WILL INCREASE TO ACCOMMODATE THESE CHANGES, THE FIRST FEE INCREASE SINCE 2009.
  • FROM FEBRUARY 1 2014 PLEASE REFER TO THE NEWlLY CREATED PASSPORT BUTTON ON THE WEBSITE FOR ALL FORMS PRICES AND GUIDANCE NOTES.
  • WE ARE OBLIGED UNDER THESE REGULATIONS TO BIND USING RIVETTS RATHER THAN STRIP BINDINGS, AND TO PRINT USING SECURE PRINTING METHODS. COVERS WILL BE WRAP AROUND.
  • WE ARE ALSO APPLYING SECURITY HOLLOGRAMS, EACH WITH A UNIQUE NUMBER.
  • FUTURE LEGISLATION IS NOW EXPECTED IN THE EARLY PART OF 2015 RATHER THAN THIS YEAR.
  • ALL EXISTING BSPA PASSPORTS REMAIN VALID.
  • PASSPORTS ISSUED BEFORE 2009 THAT DO NOT HAVE MEDICINAL TREATMENT SECTION IX PAGES HOWEVER WILL NEED TO BE RETURNED TO THE BSPA FOR UPDATING AND RE-ISSUE. SEE SPECIAL NOTICE: ADMIN FEE £15.

BSPA PASSPORT NEWS (2)

 BSPA PASSPORT RECALL NOTICE: (Applies to BSPA Passports only)

If you have a BSPA Passport ( or a BHD Passport issued on behalf of BSPA) between 1999 & 2001 which does NOT have any “Medicinal Treatment” pages either Section A & Section B (not intended or intended for slaughter for Human Consumption),

And / Or a UELN (a15 digit “Unique Equine Life Number” commencing with 826013),

Then you are required by law under Passport regulations to return the document to BSPA for updating.

  • It will be re- made to current Passport Security standards, including being indivisibly bound using rivets, a numbered pages pack & a Hologram.
  • Any current health information will be transferred into the new document.
  • You should be aware that if your horse/pony has not been excluded from the human food chain by any previous owner or you, then the BSPA is required by Passport regulations, to do so prior to returning the document to you.
  • Where a horse/pony has been signed into the food chain by any previous owner or you and the passport when returned to BSPA is intact, and undamaged, then that status will remain in the new document. Where there is any doubt as to the veracity of such a declaration then the BSPA is required by Passport regulations to declare the animal as “Permanently Excluded”.
  • A special reduced fee of £15 has been agreed for all such replacement passports.