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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 must be implanted before the rabies vaccination.  

2. Vaccinations

Dogs:

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.

Cats:

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

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

3. A printed history of the pets veterinary records

4. 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. 

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. http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/heasan/export/petcom/petcome.shtml

6. Annexure I (dogs) or Annexure II (cats) Certificate

The pet must be accompanied by an Annexure I or II Certificate issued 10 days prior to departure.

Annexure I (for Shipping Dogs to India)
Annexure II (for Shipping Cats to India)

7. No Objection Certificate (NOC)

The pet must be issued a No Objection Certificate from the Animal Quarantine Station in India prior to landing in India. It takes about five (5) working days to obtain this from the local clearing agent located in India. Required documentation to obtain this certificate are: vaccination records, Veterinary Health Certificate from the exporting country, and the flight details or a copy of the airway bill if the pet is traveling in cargo. 

8. CFIA Endorsement

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

9. Customs

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

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

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

Note: India prohibits the importation of all domestic and wild swine, poultry, and birds

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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