All FEI Passport lasts for 4 years. The expiry date is shown in the passport. Once the passport has expired, and the horse is still competing under FEI Regulations, the passport will need to be revalidated. A revalidation means renewing the passport for a further 4 years.
If your horse already has a national passport that is recognised by the FEI then this can be covered with an FEI Recognition card or cover which together with the national passport becomes an FEI Passport.
If an existing FEI Passport is lost or becomes full up please contact the International Team to discuss obtaining a duplicate passport.
All passports must contain a Section IX - i.e. declaration whether or not that equine will be sent to slaughter for human consumption and this must be completed and countersigned before travelling abroad. If your FEI passport does not contain a Section IX we can insert one for you.
FEI Horse and Rider Registrations are compulsory for riders and horses to compete abroad in international competitions. International show venues will not allow you to compete if you and your horse are not FEI Registered. IT IS THE RIDERS RESPONSIBILITY TO ENSURE THAT BOTH HORSE AND RIDER ARE FEI REGISTERED FOR INTERNATIONAL COMPETITIONS. All FEI Registrations expire on the 31st December each year, regardless of when you apply for them.
CHANGE OF NAME
A change of name on an FEI Passport means simply that, once an FEI Passport has been issued in one name, it will cost to add a commercial prefix/suffix or total name change.