There have been 81 Passport Issuing Organisations since they were established. Some of these have decided to stop issuing passports for various reasons and have handed their records across to be managed by another trading Passport Issuing Organisation. These new Organisations are responsible for the data held and for dealing with any equiries that may arise.

If the National ChipChecker says for example that the passport was issued by ‘The Pleasure Horse Society’ it will also say that these passports are now managed by ‘The Horse Passport Agency’ and all correspondence and enquires should be directed to them. 

The original passports should still be legal but check with the managing PIO about how they are being dealt with and supported

What is a Passport Issuing Organisation (PIO)?

What should I do if the information in my equine/horse passport doesn’t match the National ChipChecker?

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