Advice for Pet Moves to the UK from Air Animal Pet Movers: TOR and More

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If your pets are relocating with you to the UK, you must include the pet in your required application for Transfer of Residence relief, advises Air Animal Pet Movers. Air Animal includes a helpful online link to the TOR and other resources.

Black and white border collie mix

Charlie relocated across the pond from Chadds Ford, PA to London in January.

“As soon as you know your new or temporary address in the UK, go online and complete a TOR listing household goods, cars and your pets.”--Walter M. Woolf, VMD Air Animal Founder and Veterinarian

If your pets are relocating with you to the UK, you must include the pet in your required application for Transfer of Residence relief, advises Air Animal Pet Movers. Use this form to apply to move your home from outside the EU to the UK. Even though the United Kingdom may have ruled your household goods exempt from Her Majesty’s Value Added Tax, incoming residents must list their pets because they may be subject to VAT.

As soon as you know your new or temporary address in the UK, go online and complete a TOR listing household goods, cars and your pets. The form asks for your pet’s passport number. Write your pet’s microchip number in this blank. The UK will send you a TOR reference number.
Not having a TOR reference number will not prohibit your pet from entering the UK. But, you may have to pay extra VAT on arrival. If you do pay, you have 12 months to apply for reimbursement.

Check our UK resource page for more information about moving pets to the UK. The UK government has advised it will be business as usual while they pull out of the European Union. Air Animal’s hardworking pet move team advises our clients of any announced changes.

Speaking of our team, they received a CARTUS Service Excellence Award. Our tails are wagging!

About Air Animal
Air Animal has helped more than 50,000 families move their 110,000 furry, feathered and scaly pets around the globe since 1977. They welcome referrals from major corporations, relocation management agencies, household goods movers, veterinarians, families, U.S. military and government transferees. Get the best in animal care and transportation. Air Animal is an appointed and endorsed IATA air cargo sales agency working with all airlines that move animals. They are an Indirect Air Carrier cleared for tendering live animals to airlines by the U.S. Transportation Security Administration. See airanimal.com to learn more about Pet Moving Made Easy®.

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