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You must notify the Department for Agriculture and Rural Development (DARD) if you intend to import seed potatoes into Northern Ireland.

You must do this for all seed potatoes imported from outside Northern Ireland, including Scotland and the Republic of Ireland.

How to apply

Contact DARD for an application form.

Department for Agriculture and Rural Development
0300 200 7852
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Your notification form must be received by DARD at least 48 hours before the importation. You must send a new notification form for each importation.

You should send your completed notification form to DARD.

Agri-food Inspection Branch
Room 1019
Dundonald House
Upper Newtownards Road


A portion of your imports will be inspected and sampled. You won’t be charged for this.