Transfer the Keepership of a Pets Microchip
Change Registered Keeper
My pet is microchipped and registered on the Microchip Central database to the previous keeper. I need to change the registered keeper.
To transfer the Microchip registration details to yourself, you can either:
Ask the previous keeper to initiate the transfer of keepership. They will need your email address and contact number to start the transfer of keepership from within their Microchip Central account. You will receive an email and text with a unique link allowing you to accept the change of keepership of the pets microchip registration. If you do not have a Microchip Central account, you will be prompted to create one to accept the transfer. Note the transfer link will only be valid for 7 days for security reasons.
Alternatively, create an account and enter your pet's microchip number and date of birth to change the registered keeper.
If you already have an account, sign in to change the registered keeper of a pet. Watch this short video to see how to change a pets microchip registration into your details.
Why do we require an email address? [+]
We use email to verify the creation of accounts and gain consent for the processing of data. For example, sharing your contact details to help reunite you with your pet should it stray. We gain this consent to comply with the new General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) which were enforced on 25th May 2018. By providing an email address or mobile number you will be able to activate your account and set a secure password which will enable you to access and manage your registration online.
Don't have an email address or mobile number [+]
If you're a pet owner, registering a new pet on Microchip Central and don't have an email or mobile number, you can download our Microchip Postal Registration Form here.
If your pet is already registered with Microchip Central and you wish to transfer the keepership, you can download our Microchip Change of Keeper Form here.
Please read these forms carefully. If you create an account with no email and no mobile number, you will not be able to access it yourself and will incur fees such as to update your details in the future. Please see out T&C's for more information.