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The Cattle Passports Order 1996

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Application for a passport

6.—(1) Any person who keeps cattle (other than cattle which have been moved using a calf passport in accordance with article 4 above) shall apply for a cattle passport within 28 days of an animal being marked with an ear tag in accordance with the Bovine Animals (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995(1) or, in the case of an animal imported into Great Britain, within 14 days of arrival.

(2) An application for a cattle passport shall be made in writing to the appropriate Minister and shall be in such form as the appropriate Minister shall approve.

(3) The application shall be signed by or on behalf of the keeper.

(4) The application shall contain the following information in all cases —

(a)the ear tag number, breed and sex of the animal; and

(b)such other information as the appropriate Minister may reasonably require.

(5) In the case of an animal born in Great Britain, the application form shall also contain the following information —

(a)the official County, Parish, Holding and Herd number of the herd of birth;

(b)the address of the holding;

(c)the date of birth of the animal;

(d)the ear tag number or other identification of the dam as provided for in the Bovine Animals (Records, Identification and Movement) Order 1995.

(6) In the case of an animal imported into Great Britain the application form shall also contain the following information —

(a)the country of origin;

(b)the date the animal arrived in Great Britain;

(c)the official County, Parish, Holding and Herd number of the herd into which the animal was first introduced following arrival in Great Britain;

(d)the address of the holding;

(e)in the case of an animal imported from another part of the European Economic Area, the ear tag number;

(f)in the case of an animal imported from outside the European Economic Area, the identification mark of the animal at the time of importation.

(1)

S.I. 1995/12.

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