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EU import of animals, germplasm and animal by-products: notify authorities

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

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IV66 import notification form

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If you plan to import animals, germplasm or animal by-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 import to Northern Ireland, contact the Department of Agriculture, Environment and Rural Affairs (DAERA).

You must notify APHA at least 24 hours before your animals, germplasm or animal by-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 17 July 2019 + show all updates
  1. IV66 import notification form updated
  2. IV66 import notification form (Welsh and English) updated
  3. Welsh translation now available
  4. IV66 import notification form updated
  5. Word versions of the IV66 import notification form now available.
  6. Updated info on the EU to UK notification process.
  7. Minimum notification period corrected from one working day to 24 hours
  8. First published.