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Anyone got an AHC for their pet yet?

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We used Abbeywell vets https://animalhealthcertificate.online/ at Folkestone today before coming over on the train. Took about 5 minutes to collect, the only problem was finding somewhere reasonably close to park the motorhome. Subsequent AHCs are £75.

At the pet check-in a British lady with Italian residency and an Italian dog with Italian pet passport was getting turned away for whatever reason and taking a lot of time about it.
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Wish us luck, folks! First trip back to France with our EU Pet Passport tomorrow!
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@Matt1959, fingers very tightly crossed for you. If you left France with it, it should be good to go back.
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@Hells Bells, I'll give you a wave from the A1 tomorrow. Will let everyone know how we get on!
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First time going Folkstone - Calais with the French Pet Passport and no problems at all. Eurotunnel deserted as we are going against the returning half term traffic!
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@Matt1959, great to hear.
I’d be interested to hear about your route from East Lothian with your dog.
We do Edinburgh to Ashford day 1, day 2 is longer but easier drive in it tunnel then down to StG.
Do you spread it over the 2 days
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@Jonny996, I'm in North Berwick, so it's A1 down past Peterborough, A14 to Cambridge and then M11, M25 & M20 to the tunnel. Normally we stop off at our kids in London but on this trip we are in the Holiday Inn just on the French side. (Good for dogs too). Something like 8 hrs drive plus stops today to get to Folkestone.

Sometimes we do it over two days, sometimes over three. Tomorrow we are staying with some friends south of Dijon.
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I have just been to France climbing for 5 weeks with wife and dog, no problem with AHC, expensive and drove our vet mad filling it in. Usual tapeworm treatment required to return, and fit to travel certificate.
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Just rang our vet to book AHC ready for Christmas trip to be told sorry, we stopped doing them last month!! However, try PassPets.
They are based in Havant and only charge £99.00 our vet was talking about £150+

https://www.passpets.co.uk

All booked in and sorted so far so good.
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@boredsurfin, we used a similar service in Folkestone which we picked up on our way to Eurotunnel. I believe the passpets one is a vet working at home.
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@boredsurfin, are you going to get the dog a french passport when you are out there?
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@Jonny996, Maybe
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Massive shout to anyone who has a French passport for their pet and maybe have not checked the fine detail.

Yesterday a guy was nigh on in tears in Eurotunnel pet control as his dog's documents were wrong and he was going to have to leave the dog with friends.

And the woman dealing with us told us how Brits who think they have French pet passports are having horrendous issues, she had to refuse TEN in one shift last week as the rabies / microchip dates were out of sync.

I would have thought that Eurotunnel staff should have spotted that at Calais when the people were coming back with the passports first time round

I posted the above on our WhatsApp group and two out of three of us did have the date entered incorrectly on checking the passport.

One of them rang Defra this morning and response below

Having rang DEFRA, Border Control and P&O. Our French Pet Passport is invalid!

The French vet had entered the inspection date instead of the fitting date of Charlie’s Chip rendering his earlier but In date rabies vaccination invalid, customs won’t accept earlier or corresponding, corroborating paperwork or certificates as proof. So we are now forced to get UK Health Check at £250! It has to be done 10 days before traveling, we’ve got 11
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@Weathercam, We’ve done 2 x Calais and 1 x Folkestone boarding on our new passport no problems. Our vet (Dr Jacob, Abondance) seem to know what they’re doing and in fact asked us this week if our previous trips had gone smoothly.
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@Matt1959, ironically the guy above and our other friends, we all went to the same vet, though whether it was the same practicioner?
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So I’m assuming there are two boxes ? One for fitting date (earlier date) and one for inspections date (later one) I seem to remember that someone posted a pic with it the wrong way round to illustrate ?
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@Weathercam, two points. The AHC has to be done within 10 days of travel not 10 days before, so could be done 10 minutes before, so there's no panic there. Folkestone vets charge £98 and is 5 minutes from Eurotunnel and not too far from Dover and sort it all out very quickly. It can all be done by phone and email, with a quick check of the chip at the vets before they hand over the certificate.
Shame it has to be done though.
I am sure ours from the same vet practice is correct but I will treble check again later when I can get to the passports. She'd already done 20 or so by the time she did ours.
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@Hells Bells, I've forwarded that on to him as he probably got his knickers in a twist.

They travel out in a motorhome and often spend the night at Folkestone so that would work for them.

And yes we all went to the same vet as you, so do check, she even left the "date of issue" off the passport on one of the Jack's but that was not critical.
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@Weathercam, I was already aware of others travelling (but from other vets) that had difficulty with the same issue, so I'm pretty sure the info in ours is directly copied from the UK passports, but no harm in checking again now while I still have time to do something about it.
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Weathercam, did your vet booster the rabies when he did your passport? We did as our vet said it could cause complications if we didn't.

That means the date the chip was read (he crossed out implantation side of the / ) is the same as the date of the vaccination on our dog's passport. We travelled back to UK with it, but as you point out, entering the EU again is another matter! We will hopefully find that it is correct next Monday.
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@Snowbikers, yes they had their boosters a month or so after the passports were done so as to alleviate any potential issues.

But like I said, I think the Eurotunnel staff were very lax at Calais and should have done thorough checks for potential re-entry back to Europe and identify any issues there and then.
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Would it be possible for someone to upload correct versions of the ahic and French passport for reference ?
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@ajc2260626, there's a facebook group with everything you need. I'll try and add here, but it might take me a while.
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@Hells Bells, that would be great. I’ll get the missus to check Facebook out etc. Is it just search for “ahic” I assume Very Happy
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Animal Health Certificate is the group. There's lots of crap on there but also some useful stuff like copies of the forms and EU passports correctly completed.
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That’s great I will check it out!
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I had previously signed the Parliament online petition “Seek to rejoin the EU pet passport scheme”: https://petition.parliament.uk/petitions/593806.
Overnight I have received notification that it is going to be debated tomorrow in Westminster Hall. Unfortunately it's part of "Westminster Gasworks" rather than a law changing processs, but it might show some movement in our problem.
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@Nemisis, Just had that too.
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