Ownership & Other Updates


The following information is for Horse Passport Agency passports. If you have a Pleasure Horse Society passport please click here.

Change Ownership: Most owners (90.5% in 2015) do this online via Owner Services as its safer (you don't need to post the passport), cheaper (just £15.50) and quicker (usually by 10 working days) . We post a receipt label in the post to you which you attach in the passport to prove that you have updated your ownership.

We recommend you apply online. If you would rather apply by post the process takes approximately 4 weeks. Post the passport to Horse Passport Agency UK, PO Box 74, Ellesmere, SY12 2AD by recorded or special delivery with the application form and fee. Keep a record of the Life Number on the passport and photocopy any vaccination records. Download form or request a form by post.

Changed Address: If the horse is already registered with us in your ownership and you just need to update your address you can do this online via Owner Services for £8 or by post for £13.50 using this Change of Address form or request a form by post

Gelding: If your horse has been gelded we need a letter from your vet clearly identifying your horse against its Life Number and microchip number (where available) and stating that it is a gelding. This amendment requires the passport to be returned to our office (Horse Passport Agency UK, PO Box 74, Ellesmere, SY12 2AD) along with the vet letter and fee of £13.50.

Silhouette: For updates to the silhouette the vet must complete a new silhouette on our standard passport application form and confirm the presence of the microchip number. This amendment requires the passport to be returned to our office (Horse Passport Agency UK, PO Box 74, Ellesmere, SY12 2AD) along with the form and fee of £13.50.

Microchip: If your horse has been microchipped since the passport was issued we need a letter from your vet clearly identifying your horse against its Life Number and stating the microchip number that they have read in the animal. This amendment requires the passport to be returned to our office (Horse Passport Agency UK, PO Box 74, Ellesmere, SY12 2AD) along with the vet letter and fee of £13.50.

Animal Name: This can be updated online via Owner Services at the time you register your ownership or at a later date for a fee of £13.50.

Animal Age: If your vet has made a mistake when recording the year of foal on the passport application please ask the vet to contact us within 6 weeks of the passport being issued. After this time the year of foal can only be amended to record "unknown". This amendment requires the passport to be returned to our office (Horse Passport Agency UK, PO Box 74, Ellesmere, SY12 2AD) along with a covering note and administration fee of £13.50.

Death: If your horse has died please return the passport with a covering note stating the date and cause of death if known. If you are the registered owner you may ask for the passport to be returned to you if you enclose a stamped self addressed envelope.