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Bengalheritage can offer a Pet Export Team for your potential kitten FROM UK: England/Scotland/Wales TO travel in most Countries Abroad.

Pls Scroll Down to see Some of the Export and Import Requirements needed in Countries your Pet can travel to.

However,  our  export team  is unable to arrange Importation into the UK as flights must be booked in the country of origin. If we are exporting your pet and the country of destination requires an Import Permit we can assist you in acquiring or send you a link to apply or refer you an Import Agent to assist and guide you in the process, our Team will be coordinating in each step for smooth flow process.

International Relocation with pets is often a minefield of Legislation, Veterinary Import and Export Paperwork Requirements and of course the Logistics behind it all.

We would advise you to consult with an experienced professional, conversant with exporting domestic animals as it can be a mindfield and our export team aims to provide all the necessary advice and information thus eliminating the seemingly intimidating process and contribute to ensuring the process is made less stressful and as simple as possible.

Bengalheritage Cats work along side our Pet Export Consultant Lead, his name is Mr Tim Hall. Mr Hall is a reputable agent who has over 20 years experience in the shipping animals of all kinds, he is very profession and provides a genuine caring service. Tim ensures to provide  a friendly conscientious service whilst focusing on the Best Interests of your pets at all times and we have been working collaboratively along side Tim for several years to date.

If you require for your pet to be internationally transported or seek a Quotation  Request or Booking of Flights, pls Fill In the Form below and we’ll get back to you at our earliest convenience.

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Other Countries - information and requirements for the importation of cats and dogs.

Depending on the destination you must obtain an Export Health Certificate obtainable from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and/or a Veterinary Fitness to Fly Certificate prior to your pets departure, these must be completed and certified within a given period of time which will vary from country to country.

You must also adhere to any regulations regarding inoculations, tests and treatments. Precise requirements can be obtained from DEFRA (AHVLA/APHA) in Carlisle - Ring DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA - Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports.carlisle@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Ask for application forms (Export Health Certificate and EXA1) for cat/dog going to your destination country along with vet guidance notes. You will need to show this to your vet so that they know what to do to prepare your pet for travel.

Official Export Health certificate.
In addition to an Export Health Certificate your pet may need an Import Permit to enter the country of destination; this must be requested and received from the relevant Ministerial Department in the country of destination. Once again the address or website to which you must apply can be obtained from DEFRA or from the relevant Embassy/consulate. Legalisation of Health Documentation may also need to be performed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or the embassy/consulate of the destination country (eg Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt amongst others).

All of the above applicable documentation, plus any existing veterinary records must accompany your pet.

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit.

You may be able to take cats and dogs as excess baggage. This is sometimes the cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take live animals and that there may be restrictions such as standby status depending on the airline and the route), However should the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time as the move be particularly difficult then we can offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, kennelling and health/fitness to fly certification.

http://www.petexports.co.uk/other.html

USA

USA - information and requirements for the importation of cats and dogs.
There is no official quarantine for cats and dogs entering mainland USA from the United Kingdom. The entry requirements vary from state to state and city to city - but most require that a rabies vaccination be given to the animals on arrival in the USA if there is no documentary proof that this has already been given. It is generally advisable in all cases that dogs and cats are vaccinated against rabies at least one month before their flight. No other vaccinations are specifically required but it is always advisable that your pets are up to date with their general vaccinations particularly if you think that they may need to be kennelled for any length of time.

For a fuller set of requirements you may contact the relevant State Veterinarian or the US Department of Agriculture for that State. Please see following web site for more information. US CDC Website

Official Export Health certificates from DEFRA/APHA in the UK and Import permits are not required except in the case of Hawaii. Airlines require assurance that your pet is healthy enough to fly. Therefore your pet must be inspected by a vet shortly prior to the flight (usually within a few days - maximum 10 in the case of British Airways and United Airlines) . The vet must then issue a fitness to fly (or private health) certificate or sign, date and stamp the relevant clinical examination section of the passport.


Veterinary Requirement if you wish to cover all bases
A Pet Passport issued by your vet is sufficient. To obtain this, you must first have your pet microchipped by your vet. The vet must then vaccinate your pet against rabies. Ideally, this should be done at least 30 days prior to the flight. Your pet is now ready to go and only needs the last minute health check. If you intend to return to the UK please see UK Government DEFRA/APHA Website.

During the hotter summer months and colder winter months transhipments of cats and dogs to non-international airports in the USA are generally not permitted because of temperature restrictions at various Airports. Some airlines operate a total embargo on excess livestock during the summer (American Airlines for example). Some airlines may also not be able confirm the flight until the morning of the shipment because of temperature restrictions. Cargo shipments with BA, Virgin and United usually don't have this problem.

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up and sit erect without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.

Direct flights can be arranged fom Heathrow/Gatwick and 2 leg flights (with either BA or United) can sometimes be arranged fom Manchester, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow.

With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit.

http://www.petexports.co.uk/usa.html

Canada - information and requirements for the importation of cats and dogs.
There is no official quarantine for cats and dogs entering Canada from the United Kingdom. UK is recognised by Canada as a rabies free country.


Veterinary paperwork Requirements if Rabies Vaccination has not been given and for Air Transat flights
An Official Export Health certificate obtainable from DEFRA and signed within 72 hours of flight (email enquiry to PetExports@apha.gsi.gov.uk For urgent enquiries ring Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3). This must be applied for a minimum of two weeks before the flight. This also acts as the fitness to fly certificate. It is advisable that dogs and cats are identified by either microchip or by permanent tattoo.


Minimum Veterinary paperwork Requirements if rabies vaccination has been given
Rabies vaccination - Preferably in a Pet Passport issued by your vet.

To obtain the Pet Passport, you must first have your pet microchipped by your vet. The vet must then vaccinate your pet against rabies. There is no waiting time between date of vaccination and the flight. Your pet is now ready to go.

Dogs under 8 months old also require other vaccinations (DHPPi).

If you do intend your pet to return to the UK then the Rabies vaccination must have been given at least 21 days prior to re-entry.

Rule Change for pets entering UK from Canada after 1st Jan 2012 –blood test no longer required. Please see https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Airlines require assurance that your pet is healthy enough to fly. Therefore your pet must be inspected by a vet shortly prior to the flight (usually within a few days, for BA and Air Canada up to 10 days before the flight). The vet must then issue a fitness to fly (or private health) certificate or sign, date and stamp the relevant clinical examination section of the passport (page 28/29). Alternatively the DEFRA Export Health Certificate will cover this requirement.


NB DEFRA Health Certificate is now advisable for all shipments.
Link to Canadian official (CFIA) Website with veterinary regulations for importing dogs http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/canine.shtml

Link to Canadian official (CFIA) Website with veterinary regulations for importing cats http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/feline.shtml

Cats three (3) months of age or older from a rabies free country http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/felin1e.shtml

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.

With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit. Flights can be arranged fom Heathrow/Gatwick and sometimes Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

 

http://www.petexports.co.uk/canada.html

Canada - information and requirements for the importation of cats and dogs.
There is no official quarantine for cats and dogs entering Canada from the United Kingdom. UK is recognised by Canada as a rabies free country.


Veterinary paperwork Requirements if Rabies Vaccination has not been given and for Air Transat flights
An Official Export Health certificate obtainable from DEFRA and signed within 72 hours of flight (email enquiry to PetExports@apha.gsi.gov.uk For urgent enquiries ring Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3). This must be applied for a minimum of two weeks before the flight. This also acts as the fitness to fly certificate. It is advisable that dogs and cats are identified by either microchip or by permanent tattoo.


Minimum Veterinary paperwork Requirements if rabies vaccination has been given
Rabies vaccination - Preferably in a Pet Passport issued by your vet.

To obtain the Pet Passport, you must first have your pet microchipped by your vet. The vet must then vaccinate your pet against rabies. There is no waiting time between date of vaccination and the flight. Your pet is now ready to go.

Dogs under 8 months old also require other vaccinations (DHPPi).

If you do intend your pet to return to the UK then the Rabies vaccination must have been given at least 21 days prior to re-entry.

Rule Change for pets entering UK from Canada after 1st Jan 2012 –blood test no longer required. Please see https://www.gov.uk/take-pet-abroad

Airlines require assurance that your pet is healthy enough to fly. Therefore your pet must be inspected by a vet shortly prior to the flight (usually within a few days, for BA and Air Canada up to 10 days before the flight). The vet must then issue a fitness to fly (or private health) certificate or sign, date and stamp the relevant clinical examination section of the passport (page 28/29). Alternatively the DEFRA Export Health Certificate will cover this requirement.


NB DEFRA Health Certificate is now advisable for all shipments.
Link to Canadian official (CFIA) Website with veterinary regulations for importing dogs http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/canine.shtml

Link to Canadian official (CFIA) Website with veterinary regulations for importing cats http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/feline.shtml

Cats three (3) months of age or older from a rabies free country http://www.inspection.gc.ca/english/anima/imp/petani/felin1e.shtml

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around.

With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit. Flights can be arranged fom Heathrow/Gatwick and sometimes Manchester, Aberdeen, Glasgow or Edinburgh.

 

http://www.petexports.co.uk/canada.html

Pet Travel to the European Union/Western Europe - information and veterinary requirements for the export of cats and dogs from the UK.

There is no official quarantine for cats and dogs entering any EU Country from the United Kingdom.

Veterinary Requirements - from 1st January 2012

An EU Pet Passport issued by your vet.

To obtain this, you must first have your pet microchipped by your vet. The vet must then vaccinate your pet against rabies.

Vaccination needs to be done at least 21 days prior to travel. It is advised that kittens and puppies are not given the rabies vaccination until they are at least 12 or 13 weeks old. So they are not likely to be able to fly much before they are 16 weeks of age.

Airlines require assurance that your pet is healthy enough to fly. Therefore your pet must be inspected by a vet shortly (preferably within a week) prior to the flight. The vet must then issue a fitness to fly (or private health) certificate.

Your pet is now ready to go.

Applies to all EU countries and some European Non EU Countries

Portugal (including Azores), Spain (including Canary Islands and Balearic Islands), France, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Italy, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Lithuania, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Hungary, Slovenia, Greece, Bulgaria, Romania. Pet Passports and rules also apply to Gibraltar, Switzerland, Norway and possibly Russia (although we suspect they have a few extra vaccination requirements).

 

Exceptions

Ireland, Channel Islands and Isle of Man - Ideally a Pet Passport should be prepared but in effect only a Fitness to fly certificate should be required.

Norway see  Norwegian official veterinary website  - Former requirement of Tapeworm treatment effective against echinococcus (praziquantel) 24-120 Hours prior - No longer required for animals coming from UK (last checked 20th Apr 2017).

 

Malta see  Malta official website  - Malta require you to pre-notify them for all pet Imports. Please see information on their website. Former requirement of Tapeworm treatment effective against echinococcus (praziquantel) 24-120 Hours prior - No longer required for animals coming from UK (last checked 20th Apr 2017).

 

There may be some exceptions for unvaccinated kittens or puppies under 13 weeks see:  EU Pet Travel Scheme National Rules  and go to the relevant country website. However it is so difficult to legally comply with the various regulations that we are unable to offer a service for animals that might fall under this category.

If you intend to return to the UK: New Rules from 1st January 2012 – no rabies blood test is required if pets are coming from an EU or listed country.  Pet Travel Scheme Rules DEFRA Press release .

Animals must be shipped in containers built to IATA specifications which are the correct size for them ie they must be large enough for the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down comfortably and be able to turn round within the box. There must also be a fixed water container inside the container with a means of filling it from the outside (funnel).

 

With information on the measurements of your pet(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit.

 

You may be able to take your pet as excess baggage on a scheduled airline although this is becoming rarer. This would mean booking direct with the airline and is sometimes the cheaper option. However there may be restrictions such as standby status depending on the airline and the route.

Please note that the only charter airlines that can take livestock are Monarch, Thomas Cook, Thomson and Astraeus - and then only to certain destinations and only as cargo. If your flight is able to carry animals we are able to book your pets on the same flight.

 

Should the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time as the move be particularly difficult then we can offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, boarding and health certification.

 

FTF† - Fitness to fly certificate.

This is a document/letter provided by any vet describing your pet(s) and confirming that on the date they were examined they were deemed to be free of clinical signs of disease and of a satisfactory condition to be transported by air. It should state the name of the owner and address, the destination airport and final destination address. The certificate is valid for up to 10 days (but is dependent on the airline and country - some deem certificates to be valid only for 24 hours).

 

Table of paperwork/veterinary requirements for EU/European Pet Passport destinations

 

Country

Pet Passport needed

Airline Health Cert needed

Rabies Vaccn Reqd

Other Vaccn Reqd

Other Treatments Reqd

Microchip Reqd

Ireland - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Spain - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Portugal - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Greece - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Italy - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

France - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Netherlands - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Belgium - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Luxembourg - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Germany - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Denmark - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Austria - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Finland - Cat/Dog

Yes

24 Hr FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Poland - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Hungary - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Slovenia - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Czech Republic - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Slovak Republic - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Lithuania - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Latvia - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Estonia - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Bulgaria - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Romania - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Cyprus - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Sweden - Dog/Cat

Yes

24 Hr FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Malta - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

Tapeworm

Yes

Switzerland - Cat/Dog

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Gibraltar - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Optional

No

Yes

Norway - Dog/Cat

Yes

24 Hr FTF†

No

Optional

No

Yes

Russia - Dog/Cat

Yes

FTF†

Yes

Advisable

Tick and Tapeworm

Yes

South Africa - information and requirements for the import of cats and dogs from the UK.
This is a summary of the main points only and in no way can it be considered complete.

There is currently no quarantine for cats and dogs entering South Africa from the UK as long as all the paperwork is completed correctly - if not, then animals are subject to 60 days quarantine. All cats and dogs must be microchipped.

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. It is a requirement that cats and dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

Animals must enter the country through either Johannesburg or Cape Town Airports. They can then be onforwarded to Durban, Port Elizabeth or East London if needed. They will need to be customs cleared at final destination.

Animals must be accompanied by the following paperwork from the UK:

a) An Import Permit obtained from NDA/DAFF South Africa. Please contact the Directorate of Veterinary Services in Pretoria - Tel number is 0027 12 319 7514/5 Fax number is 0027 12 329 8292. Current application form can be obtained from NDA/DAFF South Africa website or South Africa cat and dog Import Permit Application
Guidance notes and contact details are on following page How to apply for import permit
If the links above no longer work, please use this link NDA/DAFF South Africa. Once you are on this page, Select "Services" then "Imports" on the left hand side. It then becomes fairly self explanatory.

As of 1st April 2017, payment of ZAR 167.00 (One hundred and sixty seven South African Rand - please check as this goes up occasionally) or proof of payment (e.g. copy of Wire Transfer) to the relevant bank account must be sent with the application.

b) An Official Export Health Certificate. Ring DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA - Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Ask for application forms (Export Health Certificate and EXA1) for cat/dog going to South Africa along with vet guidance notes. This must be completed and certified by your OV (Official Vet) within 10 days of the flight.

c) The rabies vaccination card/certificate (optional but advisable as pets will be vaccinated on arrival if not already done).The vaccination should be given to your pet(s) at least 30 days prior to the flight. Do not vaccinate if you are already inside this time window.


The following requirements are for dogs only (cats do not require blood tests etc):
e) All dogs including those resident solely in the UK since birth must have the following blood tests - see DEFRA/APHA veterinary notes. All blood samples must be taken within 30 days of the flight and sent to APHA Weybridge.

Brucella Canis (clotted blood/serum for RSA or SAT Test) TC1542

Leishmania infantum (clotted blood/serum for IFAT or ELISA Test) TC0674

Dirofilaria Immitis (heparised or EDTA Blood for microfilaria filtration test) TC0182

The two tests immediately below should ideally be on a separate submission form and sent to APHA Weybridge as these must be sent to Australia for testing.

Babesia gibsoni (clotted blood/serum for IFAT Test) TC0814

Babesia gibsoni (Thin Blood smear for parasitological examination)TC0814

The two tests immediately below should ideally be on a separate submission form and sent to APHA Weybridge as these must be sent to Belgium for testing.

Trypanosoma evansi (Thin Smear – not fixed or stained) TC1497

Trypanosoma evansi (clotted blood/serum for CAT Test) TC1487

A blank blood test submission form LSW008 for the vet can be downloaded from AHVLA/APHA Blood Test Submission Form.

Blood tests and laboratory costs excluding VAT on following two pages: AHVLA/APHA Blood Test - Serology and AHVLA/APHA Blood Test - Virology, Bacteriology and Parasitology

Treatment for dirofilaria (Heartworm) must be given to the dog immediately after the sample is taken and this treatment must be continued for 6 months. Apparently no drugs are available for the treatment of dirofilaria in South Africa so owner must provide a sufficient supply and be able to demonstrate this on arrival in South Africa. A written declaration from the owner acknowledging this condition is also required. Please note package inserts of the product used must be attached to the Export Health Certificate. Please see DEFRA Export Health Certificate for further details.

d) A written declaration is required from the owner stating that as far as can be determined the animal has not been in contact with animals infected or suspected of being infected with rabies.

f) If the dog has not been permanently resident in the UK since birth then it must have been continuously resident in the UK and South Africa only for at least the last 6 months. A written declaration to this effect must be produced by the owner

http://www.petexports.co.uk/southafrica.html

Australia: Summary information and requirements for importing cats and dogs from England, Wales and Scotland only.

For full and current information which is updated on a continual basis please see AQIS Bringing Cats and dogs to Australia
Dogs and cats must be shipped in IATA approved transit kennels that allow the animal to stand up and sit up without touching the top of the box, lie down in a natural position and turn around. It is a requirement that dogs and cats are shipped to Australia as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

As from 23rd November 2015 there is only one Quarantine Kennels in Australia based in Melbourne (Mickleham) so animals must enter Australia at this airport. Please see Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility. If you are unable to collect your pet(s) at the end of the quarantine period, arrangements for movement of pets from these Kennels to other cities in Australia may be possible but would have to be made with a pet moving company based in Australia. Mickleham Quarantine Station Mickleham Quarantine Station generally has availability for dogs and cats at any time. We recommend that you make the quarantine booking at least 2 months prior to expected flight date.

Current Rules - For all Import Permits issued after July 2014 - process as follows:

Procedure for both Dogs and Cats

Step 1

Ring DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA - Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Ask for application forms (Export Health Certificate and EXA1) for cat/dog going to Australia along with vet guidance notes.

For both Dogs and Cats:Export Health Certificate application form DEFRA Exp App Form EXA1

For Dogs: DEFRA Export Health Certificate 2580 Australia Dog along with notes to help fill in this application DEFRA Export Application 2580EHC Notes for Guidance and PDF Export Application Info

For Cats: DEFRA Export Health Certificate 2432 Australia Cat along with notes to help fill in this application DEFRA Export Application 2432EHC Notes for Guidance and PDF Export Application Info

Please be aware that the DEFRA documents above may not be completely up to date. DEFRA will reject applications not on current paperwork.
Australia considers the UK (and the rest of the EU) to be a category 3 country. Your pet will spend a minimum of 10 days in quarantine. Category 3 rules mean that at least 7 months prior to entry into Australia you will need to ensure that your pet is microchipped and then vaccinated against rabies. Puppies and kittens must not be vaccinated against rabies at less than 3 months of age. A blood sample for a rabies blood test (RNATT) must be taken about a month after this. Your pet will not be allowed to fly until at least 180 days has elapsed from this date. Rabies blood sample/test is valid for up to 24 months prior to entry. Rabies vaccination is also required to be current and there needs to be an unbroken record since the blood test - check validity period - dependent on manufacturer, vaccination can be valid for either 1 or 3 years. Please see DEFRA (APHA) Export Heath Certificate and Australian Department of Agriculture Website for full rules.

Step 2

Once you have the Rabies blood test laboratory report, apply for import permit(s). Timing - ideally not less than 3 months prior to proposed export date. Your vet will need to complete the RNATT declaration form. You may also need to complete the Veterinary declaration form. These forms will need to be scanned into your computer and attached to the application along with a copy of the blood test laboratory report (Biobest or AHVLA/APHA only). The Import Permit is currently valid for up to one year. You need an Import permit before you can book space with the Quarantine Station. The Import Permit should be obtained from Australian Quarantine Import Services. Application can only be made online from the BICON website - the application must be lodged electronically. Cost AUD 480 for first animal then AUD 240 for each subsequent animal in the same shipment. See Import Permit Fees. All animals must be microchipped and rabies blood tested before an Import Permit can be applied for. One import application must be completed for each animal.
Mickleham/AQIS Live Animals - Permit Application helpline - Tel: +61 3 8318 6700 (International) or 1 800 900 090 from Australia. E-mail PEQservices@agriculture.gov.au

Step 3

Once you have the permit and as soon as you know the rough date you would like the animal(s) to travel and preferably at least 2 months prior (otherwise you will be taking a risk that there is no space) contact relevant Quarantine Kennel and ensure that there is space for your pet(s). Make provisional quarantine Online Reservation before making flight booking with us. Date can be adjusted afterwards as necessary.

Once we confirm the flight booking, go back to them and reconfirm exact date of arrival and flight details if asked for.

You must pay for the quarantine charges at least 2 weeks prior to arrival.

From the UK it is a requirement that dogs and cats complete a minimum 10 days in Quarantine.

Current minimum costs are about A$1800 per animal. Charges include Import Levy A$1200.00 and boarding A$290.00 (10 days at A$29.00) for each dog/cat. Other charges include examination of the animal(s) at A$30.00 per animal per quarter-hour per staff member (majority of cases require half an hour per animal and 2 staff members). Lodgement of a quarantine entry form is A$33.00 per animal. Documentation clearance is A$30.00 per animal and a further A$40.00 per quarter hour if additional information is required. Veterinary treatment and supplies are extra and at cost. Airline Import handling is about A$100. Quarantine Charge includes collection from the airport. (last checked 10/05/17).

Please check Quarantine facilities and fees for more information and up to date charges.

Step 4

Now that you have the exact date of export you are in a position to apply to DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA for the Export Health Certificate. This will be sent by post directly to your vet approximately 2 weeks prior to the flight. We can help you with the application form if required.

The application forms can be obtained from Carlisle DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA Animal Health Office - Tel 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports@apha.gsi.gov.uk.

Step 5 - approximately 45 days prior to flight - click Final Veterinary Schedule below

Final Veterinary Schedule

http://www.petexports.co.uk/australia.html

New Zealand - summary information and requirements for the export of cats and dogs from the UK.

This is a summary of the updated procedure which is in place from the 1st January 2012.

Please also see MAF/MPI NZ Import Requirements

A 10 day quarantine period has been imposed for cats and dogs arriving on or after 28th June 2011. All animals arriving in New Zealand from 28th June 2011 will now also require an Import Permit.

From 1st January 2012 all animals arriving from the UK will now require a rabies vaccination and blood test. Rabies vaccination must be given at least 6 months prior to entry into New Zealand unless it is a booster. Current vaccination must also have been given less than 12 months prior to entry.

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand and sit erect without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. It is a requirement that cats and dogs are shipped as manifest cargo and not as excess baggage.

Paperwork Requirements

a) All animals must be identified with a microchip (approved ISO types only) and both Cats and Dogs require a blood test for Rabies:

FAVN or RFFIT Rabies Neutralising antibody titration test with a positive result greater than 0.5 IU/ml (test must be no more than 2 years prior to entry date and no less than 3 months prior) .

See Import Permit application for form and more details.

Before doing this, the full set of requirements must be obtained from DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA - Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports.carlisle@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Ask for application forms (Export Health Certificate and EXA1) for cat/dog going to New Zealand along with vet guidance notes.

b) An Import Permit, which must be applied for from MAF/MPI New Zealand. Please see following page Animal Import to Permit forms (Use section "Application for Permit to Import Dogs & Cats from countries where rabies is absent or well controlled (Category 3)". This also gives details of quarantine stations)

Before applying, you must have a booking confirmation from one of the following MAF/MPI approved quarantine facility confirming availability of space for the animal(s) at the time of importation.

Auckland Qualified Pet Services Email qualifiedpetservices@gmail.com

Auckland Pethaven Quarantine Services Email pethaven@xtra.co.nz

Auckland Auckland Quarantine Limited Email info@aucklandquarantine.co.nz

Christchurch Canterbury Quarantine Services Email wumba@xtra.co.nz

Wellington Shado-Lans Quarantine Facility Email shado-lans@xtra.co.nz

c) An Official Export Health Certificate, which must be applied for from DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA (Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3)

The first two sections only (Part A) are to be completed and certified by your Vet (OV) within 2 days of the flight from London (The last section - Part B - will be completed by the Portal Veterinarian at Heathrow).

Within 30 days of flight - click Final Veterinary Schedule below

Final Veterinary Schedule

http://www.petexports.co.uk/newzealand.html

Other Countries - information and requirements for the importation of cats and dogs.

Depending on the destination you must obtain an Export Health Certificate obtainable from the Department of the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and/or a Veterinary Fitness to Fly Certificate prior to your pets departure, these must be completed and certified within a given period of time which will vary from country to country.

You must also adhere to any regulations regarding inoculations, tests and treatments. Precise requirements can be obtained from DEFRA (AHVLA/APHA) in Carlisle - Ring DEFRA/AHVLA/APHA - Carlisle 01228 403 600 option 1 then option 3 or email your enquiry to Petexports.carlisle@apha.gsi.gov.uk. Ask for application forms (Export Health Certificate and EXA1) for cat/dog going to your destination country along with vet guidance notes. You will need to show this to your vet so that they know what to do to prepare your pet for travel.

Official Export Health certificate.

In addition to an Export Health Certificate your pet may need an Import Permit to enter the country of destination; this must be requested and received from the relevant Ministerial Department in the country of destination. Once again the address or website to which you must apply can be obtained from DEFRA or from the relevant Embassy/consulate. Legalisation of Health Documentation may also need to be performed by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and/or the embassy/consulate of the destination country (eg Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Egypt amongst others).

All of the above applicable documentation, plus any existing veterinary records must accompany your pet.

International pet travel requires the use of an IATA (International Air Transport Association) approved air kennel that allow the animal to stand up without touching the top of the box, lie down and turn around. With information on the measurements of the animal(s) we can build Kennels (wood frame, plywood sides, wire mesh front) to fit.

You may be able to take cats and dogs as excess baggage. This is sometimes the cheaper option (please note that some airlines cannot take live animals and that there may be restrictions such as standby status depending on the airline and the route), However should the animal(s) be a particularly large shipment (in Airline terms) or coping with the animal(s) at the same time as the move be particularly difficult then we can offer the cargo option along with other services including collection, kennelling and health/fitness to fly certification.

http://www.petexports.co.uk/other.html

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