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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


1. Microchip

The pet must be implanted with a microchip that is compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785). Microchip Implantation Record must be provided. Microchip must be implanted before the rabies vaccination. 

2. Vaccinations


Valid Certification of DHLPP Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation.


Valid Certification of FVRCP Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation.

3. Rabies Titer Test: This blood test must be administered to both cats and dogs by an approved government facility between after 120 days but before 365 days of the most recent rabies shot.  

4. Permits & Licenses 

Permits must be obtained from The Ministry of Agriculture of Guyana by sending your name, phone number, travel dates, and pet type and breed to A license for import is processed and a Veterinarian is assigned to the pet. The Veterinarian must be notified 24 hours prior to arrival in Guyana. 

5. Veterinarian Health Certificate 

The pet must be accompanied by a Veterinarian Health Certificate, available here, that must be issued 10 days prior to departure.

6. CFIA Endorsement

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

7. Customs

To clear customs, the following must be provided: a copy of the pet owner’s passport, a copy of the visa (if available), a copy of the airway bill if the pet is sent as cargo, and a note from the pet owner’s employer on company letterhead explaining the relocation

8. All of the original documentation must travel with the pet

9. Complete all of the preparatory procedures outlined in The VIP Sitters Pet Relocation Guide for Cats & Dogs

Airlines and countries constantly make changes to their policies and regulations. Please note that the information available on this website may not be up to date with current requirements. 

VIP Sitters arranges all of the necessary documentation for you so, together, we can safely, legally, and easily transport your pets anywhere in the world. Let us help you. Request a quote by sharing your travel plans with us. We’d love to hear from you!

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

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