When moving home with a pet, it is essential that you keep their microchip details up-to-date. If you’re dog’s microchip is registered under Identibase, then you will need to complete your Identibase microchip change of address.
We know how stressful moving home can be, so you might not be thrilled to have another task to add to your already endless list. However, changing your Identibase details should be near the very top of your to-do list when moving home – not only to keep your pup safe, but also because it is now the law.
There’s no need to worry, though, we’ve compiled this handy guide to how to change your Identibase address when moving house. In this article, we’ll outline everything you need to know about changing your details with Identibase, including how to update your Identibase address online, how much it will cost and why it’s so important.
So, let’s not waste any more time – here’s how to complete your Identibase change of address.
Letting all the essential companies know that you’re moving house and changing address can feel like a chore. Endless phone calls and mind-numbing hold music is enought to drive you crazy, especially on top of all the other moving-home tasks you have to complete.
Thankfully for you, however, SlothMove’s hassle-free online change of address service allows you to notify all your services and providers at the same time.
That means, you can inform every single one of your accounts and services, including Identibase, of your address change in just a few clicks!
There are just a few simple steps you need to follow to start changing your Identibase details online:
Select who needs to know you're moving Penfold, HMRC, Council Tax etc.,,,
Enter your previous address, new address and the date you moved home
Click submit and we'll update your address with accounts automatically
Once we have all the details we need, we’ll get to work updating your Identibase details.
To get started with your Identibase microchip change of address, simply fill in the form below:
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In this guide, we’ll talk you through, step-by-step, how to complete your Identibase microchip change of address in as little time as possible.
The simplest and by far the speediest way of changing your Identibase details is using SlothMove’s award-winning home-moving platform.
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Or, if you’re simply looking to complete your Identibase microchip change of address, you can do so by contacting them directly.
If you’re an Identibase plan member you will need to upgrade to Identibase Plus or Identibase Premium to change your address. There is a one-off cost to join either plan, however this is for the full lifetime of your pet. This means that you can make unlimited changes to your Identibase details.
Also, upgrading to Identibase Premium includes membership to Identifind, an enhanced reunification service which provides assistance from a dedicated 24-hour team, all year round.
Once you’ve upgraded your microchip plan you can change your Identibase details by either logging into your online Identibase account or by giving them a call.
If you choose to complete your Identibase microchip change of address through your online account, you simply need to fill out the Identibase change of address form.
Or, if you want to talk to someone directly about updating your details, the Identibase contact number is: 01904 487600.
Changing your address with Identibase microchip is essential when moving house for a number of reasons.
Firstly, it is now the law to have your dog microchipped before 8 weeks of age, as well as having the correct details registered. This means that if your four-legged friend is found and the wrong contact information is registered, you could receive a substantial fine.
Second, it’s super important that you complete your Identibase microchip change of address when moving house to ensure you can be reunited with your pooch should they go missing. This is because pet microchipping is only effective if your address and other contact details are up to date.
This is especially important when moving house given that your dog will be in unfamiliar surroundings and less likely to be able to find their own way back home.
Identibase microchip database doesn’t provide a one-time payment option for changing your address. Instead, to be able to complete your Identibase change of address, you will need to upgrade to an Identibase Premium plan.
The Identibase Premuim service only costs £5 more than the normal Identibase plan, and the benefits last the full lifetime of your pet.
This means that you have an unlimited number of opportunities to change your Identibase address throughout your dog’s lifetime. Rather than having to pay each time you update your Identibase Premium details, you just make a single one-off payment to be a member.
So, what if your pet is moving to a new home without you? If this is the case, you’ll need to update the ownership details on your Identibase microchip, including the owner’s address.
To do this, you will need to log into your online Identibase account and choose the ‘rehoming your pet’ option. Next, all you need to do is fill out the ‘transfer keepership’ form.
If your pet’s microchip is registered with the Identibase database, if your pet goes missing, you’ll need to let them know as soon as possible.
You should call Identibase’s 24/7 helpline. They will then send a local alert to all dog wardens, rescue centres, charities and veterinary surgeries in your area. They will also provide you with ‘Lost’ posters for you to display locally.
Ideally, you should aim to complete your Identibase microchip change of address at least 2 weeks prior to moving house.
Updating your Identibase details as soon as possible will ensure that your registered address is up to date ready for when you move into your new area. This way, if your dog goes missing and someone finds them, you can easily be contacted using the correct contact details.
And there you have it – how to easily update your Identibase details online.
Now you know how important it is to complete your Identibase microchip change of address, hopefully you will remember to do so at least 2 weeks before your move date.
There two options for changing your Identibase address. The first and simplest option is using SlothMove’s online change of address service. The second option is by contacting the database directly, either through your online account or by calling the Identibase contact number.
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