We usually divide our time between Britain and Ireland, obviously we haven't travelled much since Covid. This is the first time we have needed to bring the dog without their now invalid EU Pet Passport. It was £183.00 to get the travel letter from our UK vet which has to be got every time we travel.
Is there a way we make our UK dog an Irish dog and get them an EU pet passport issued by an irish vet, all the dogs vaccinations were carried out in the UK as was their microchip. Would we just end up with the same problem when travelling back to Britain?
If you have an Irish address, even if it's not your permanent one, then apparently you can just get an Irish EU pet passport. All rabies vaccinations need to be done here though, so it depends when your dog is due their next vaccine, and how you feel about having it done earlier than is probably necessary
Thanks that is really helpful, will check when vaccinations due. Yeah have an address in Ireland so will give it a go.
You can get an Irish passport if you have an Irish address. The rabies does not need to be redone - it can be transferred from the UK passport and signed off by the Irish vet and a note added in the Others/Notes section. All future rabies boosters would need to be given by an EU vet. You should carry both passports in the future.