Guidance

EU import of animals and animal products: notify authorities

How to notify the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA) if you plan to import animals, germplasm and animal products from the EU.

Documents

IV66 import notification form (English)

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IV66 import notification form (Welsh and English)

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Details

If you’re planning to import animals, germplasm, or animal products to England, Scotland or Wales, you must tell the Animal and Plant Health Agency (APHA). Use the IV66 form to do this.

If you’re importing to Northern Ireland, contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

You must notify APHA at least 24 hours before before your animals or products are due to arrive into Great Britain.

  1. Download the import notification form.
  2. Fill in the form, including details about the consignment, what it’s for and how it’ll be transported.
  3. Email the form to SM-Defra-GBImports@apha.gov.uk.

You may need to get health certificates or have your animals or products checked. Find out what you need to do if you’re moving live animals or animal products as part of EU trade.

Published 18 March 2019
Last updated 10 April 2019 + show all updates
  1. Updated info on the EU to UK notification process.
  2. Minimum notification period corrected from one working day to 24 hours
  3. First published.