All FEI Passport lasts for 4 years. The expiry date is shown in the passport. Once the passport has expired, and the horse is still competing under FEI Regulations, the passport will need to be revalidated. A revalidation means renewing the passport for a further 4 years.
If your horse does not have a national passport, or the national passport is not recognised by the FEI then you will be issued with an FEI Horse Passport. This is a blank FEI Passport which must be completed by a vet.
If your horse already has a national passport that is recognised by the FEI then this can be covered with an FEI Recognition card or cover which together with the national passport becomes an FEI Passport.
If an existing FEI Passport is lost or becomes full up then a duplicate passport can be issued. The duplicate passport is a blank passport that will need to be completed by a veterinary surgeon.
All passports must contain a Section IX - i.e. declaration whether or not that equine will be sent to slaughter for human consumption and this must be completed and countersigned before travelling abroad. If your FEI passport does not contain a Section IX we can insert one for you.
FEI Horse and Rider Registrations are compulsory for riders and horses to compete abroad in international competitions. International show venues will not allow you to compete if you and your horse are not FEI Registered. IT IS THE RIDERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT BOTH HORSE AND RIDER ARE FEI REGISTERED FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. All FEI Registrations expire on the 31st December each year, regardless of when you apply for them.
We do ask riders/owners to apply for FEI Passports at least 30 days before they intend to compete at an International Show. Passport applications are dealt with in date order, as they are received in the office. Last minute passports (48 hr turnaround) may be subject to express handling fees of up to £200 per passport, in addition to the £195 cost of the initial passport. To avoid the snail mail, you are more than welcome to personally bring your passports into the office for processing while you wait, however, in this instance, you will be charged the express handling fees.
CHANGE OF NAME
A change of name on an FEI Passport means simply that, once an FEI Passport has been issued in one name, it will cost to add a commercial prefix/suffix or total name change.