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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 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

Dogs:

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

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 6 months and 15 days prior importation.

Valid Certification of Bordatella (kennel cough) Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation 

Cats:

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

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 6 months and 15 days prior importation.

Valid Certification of Bordatella (kennel cough) Vaccination within 1 year and 4 weeks prior importation 

3. Permits & Licenses 

Import Permit and Quarantine Permit must be obtained from The Department of Agriculture and Fisheries of the country of import. It can take up to 20 days to obtain and is valid for 3 months of issuing. Copies of all vaccine stickers must be provided to obtain import permit. 

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. CFIA Endorsement

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

6. 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 white card, and a note from the pet owner’s employer on company letterhead explaining the relocation.

If the owner or retriever is not a Serbian citizen, the police must issue them a white card with their name and address within 24 hours of arrival. If using a professional pet courier, such as VIP Sitters, the white card is required to clear customs. 

7. Quarantine

Pets must undergo import quarantine in accordance with the Rabies Prevention Law. The quarantine period is done at the owner’s residence in Serbia for a period of 21 days. Upon arrival, the owner must contact the closest Veterinary Clinic for a check up and to begin the quarantine period. The pet is with the owner through the entire duration. Some Veterinary Clinics insist on additional check ups throughout the quarantine period.  

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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