North Cyprus Law | Dogs Must Be Microchipped by 1st July 2014

North Cyprus Law – Dogs Must Be Microchipped by 1st July 2014

Kyrenia Animal Rescue have produced the following information sheet regarding the new Microchip law to help dog owners to understand the new regulations.


As from 1st January 2014 a new TRNC law states that all dogs over the age of six weeks should have a Microchip.

The Government are giving owners until the 1st July to comply.

All dog’s microchip details have to be registered with the Government Vet Dept and a card issued.

If your dog already HAS a Microchip:-

Visit a private Vet clinic and show your dogs Vet card/Pet Passport with microchip entry. They will complete the Gov Registration form. You pay the Gov fee of 15TL plus the vet’s clinic costs. The private Vet will send the form to the Gov Vet Dept where they will enter the details on their database and issue a card. This card will be returned to your vet for you to collect.

Or you can go to the Gov Vet Dept in Lefkosa who will give you the form to complete and then issue the card. The cost will be 15 TL.

Note: At this time the Gov Vet Dept in Girne is unable to issue the cards until such times as their computers have been updated.

If your dog does NOT have a Microchip:-

Visit your private Vet clinic who will be able to insert a Microchip, complete the forms to register the microchip with the Gov Vet Dept and return the card when completed. You need to ask your Vet for a list of their charges.

Note: Microchips soon to be available in the TRNC will only be entered on the TRNC database and not an International Database as are those Microchips available through KAR. KAR records our own local Microchips and also updates the International database.

You are required to complete the Microchip registration for each dog only once.

This supersedes your annual registration/worming visit to the Gov Vet Dept.

You will only then be required to register annually at your local Belediyesi department. This should be done every January as your registration runs from Jan to Dec each year.

Some owners prefer to register their dogs when their local Belediyre advertises and holds Echinococcus check up days. It is not clear at this stage which Belediyre’s will continue these special days.’


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