Bringing a pet from a foreign country into the United States

If you are one of those who want to bring their pet with them, into the US, there are many things you should know. The common delusion is that pets don’t need anything to enter in some country. Actually, in order to prepare everything that is needed for your pet, to come into the US, you will need 3 months! If you start too late, you won’t have enough time and it will cost you more. Because laws are different in many countries, you will have to go to the USA embassy in your country. There, they will give you the paperwork you need and criteria you must follow. The next step is to visit your veterinarian. Your pet (usually a dog or cat) must be de-wormed and vaccinated. Depending on your country of origin, you may need to satisfy additional requirements.

You will have to make sure your pet meets all the requirements that are set by the Embassy. Some airlines will allow you to transport your pet. In many other cases you will have to find a company that will transport your pet to the US. The cost of the transport depends of a pet you have.

If you want to buy a pet in a foreign country and to bring him into the United States, you will need to have an import permit. The requirements are different for each country, so you will have to contact the government department that is responsible for this. In many cases, your veterinarian may help you by pointing you in the right direction on which government department you must contact.


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