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Passports and Docs

New Passport Application Procedure as of 1 October 2019

All horses competing in any discipline need to have an SAEF passport. The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) requires the SAEF to have a central database of all horses competing in the disciplines within the SAEF. As of 1 October 2019, all Group IX passports will ONLY be issued by the SAEF Office in Johannesburg.

There will be no passports agents in the provinces/districts as of 1 October 2019.

Please ensure that you are aware of the new passport application procedures.

1. To apply for a new passport:

Southern Africa FEI Group IX Passport Application Form (green) HERE

  • Download the FEI GroupIX Passport application form above.
  • Please complete the form and send it along with the proof of payment to passports@saef.org.za.
  • The cost of a passport is R160. If the passport needs to be sent to the horse owner, it is R100 for courier charges.
  • Once the completed application has been received, a single page of the ID document is returned to the horse owner.  This ID page must be completed and stamped by a registered vet.
  • Once this is done, the horse owner must scan the document back to passports@saef.org.za .
  • Upon receipt thereof, the SAEF will complete the application, issue a passport and courier the passport back to the applicant.

2. Vaccinations:

  • Vaccinations are the responsibility of the owner/rider and these need to be administered, recorded, signed and stamped by a qualified veterinarian.
  • As of 14 February 2019, the SAEF  will no longer check or validate vaccinations.

3. Change of Ownership:
Download the SAEF Change of Ownership Form- HERE

  • Please note that the previous owner has to sign the change of ownership form

4. Cost of Passports and other Documentation

  • New Group IX (green) Passport R160
    New FEI (purple) Passport and Registration R3800 (subject to exchange rate)
  • Change of Ownership R100

5. FEI (Purple) Application forms
FEI Passport applications (purple)- HERE

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