In Avian Influenza (AI) disease control zones, certain movements of poultry, other captive birds, eggs, poultry products, materials associated with their keeping or mammals may need a licence. You can check if you are in a disease control zone on our interactive map.
If you are in a disease control zone within England, Scotland or Wales you can now apply for an AI licence using the new online Avian Influenza Licensing Service. This new service allows customers to apply online for an AI licence during the current AI outbreak.
To apply online you will need to register and create sign in details. There will be two steps for verification. Once registered, applying online means you can track the status of your application and receive your licence electronically via the new system.
Applications will be received via the online system and will be reviewed, and if appropriate, licences issued to allow essential farming activities to continue whilst not increasing the risk of spread of disease.
Guidance on the new AI licensing service is available on GOV.UK and the licences section on the AI pages has also been updated.
You can register for the new AI Licensing Service on GOV.UK.