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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.

2. Vaccinations


Valid Certification of DHLPP Vaccination within 1 year of importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 10 months and 1 month prior importation.


Valid Certification of FVRCP Vaccination within 1 year of importation.

Valid Certification of Rabies Vaccination within 10 months and 1 month prior importation.

3. Permits & Licenses 

Permits must be obtained from The Ministry of Agriculture, Trade and Industry (Nassau). The Permit is valid for 90 days from the date of issue. To attain this permit, the pet must be six (6) months of age or older; be accompanied by a valid certification of rabies vaccination; and also be accompanied by a Veterinary Health Certificate

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. It must be presented to a licensed veterinarian for an examination within 48 hours of arrival in The Bahamas.

5. CFIA Endorsement

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

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

7. 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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