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Policies & Requirements

** The veterinarian must be approved and accredited by the Government Veterinarian Authority of the pet’s departing country. If the pet is departing Canada, the veterinarian used must be CFIA approved. 

** All dates must be written in the ISO (International Standards): dd/mm/yyyy

** All documentation must be completed in blue ink

Requirements

1. Microchip

The pet does not require to be implanted with a microchip, but it is recommended. The microchip must be compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785). Microchip Implantation Record must be provided. Microchip must be implanted before the rabies vaccination.  

2. Vaccinations

Dogs:

Valid Certification of DHLPP Vaccination within 1 year and 30 days prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 30 days prior importation. 

Cats:

Valid Certification of FVRCP Vaccination within 1 year and 30 days prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 30 days prior importation.

3. Permits & Licenses 

Permits must be obtained from The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the country of import. Copies of all vaccine stickers must be provided to obtain import permit. VIP Sitters provides the arrangement of this documentation.

4. Veterinarian Health Certificate 

The pet must be accompanied by a Veterinarian Health Certificate, available here, that must be issued 10 days prior to departure. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/export/petcom/petcome.shtml

5. Printed History of Pets Veterinary Records

6. CFIA Endorsement

The following forms must be sent to the local CFIA for their stamp of approval: Veterinarian Health Certificate, Microchip Implantation Record, and Rabies Certificate.  

7. Copy of Customs Clearance Form

8. Copy of Owner's Original Passport

* If a paritcular country is not listed or you require additional assistance, please feel free to contact us anytime

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