Quick Answer: Do Emotional Support Animal Letters Expire?

Emotional Support Animal letters retain their validity 12 months after they are obtained from the doctor/health professional.

No prescription from any doctor lasts forever, and same goes for an ESA prescription.

Just like you must renew prescriptions for medicine, emotional support animal letters must also be renewed.

Do ESA housing letters expire?

Your ESA prescriptive letter for flying is valid for one (1) year from the date it was issued. The ESA letter you receive for Housing has no expiration date and is valid for the full term of your lease or ownership.

How long are ESA letters valid?

ESA letters are only valid for one year from the issued date.

Can emotional support animals be denied?

An emotional support animal cannot be denied by a landlord just because it is a puppy or kitten. Emotional support animals cannot be denied due to their age. Landlords that deny dogs because they are younger and are considered puppies are not following the rules set out by the Fair Housing Act.

What is the law on emotional support animals?

The law that allows a trained service dog to accompany a person with a disability is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). An emotional support animal is an animal (typically a dog or cat though this can include other species) that provides a therapeutic benefit to its owner through companionship.

Can an MD write an ESA letter?

Low Cost Letters – A legitimate ESA letter is written by a licensed mental health professional. These therapists and doctors value their time and level of education. You cannot be instantly approved for an ESA letter. It takes time to approve each individual by a licensed mental health professional.

How often do I need to renew my ESA letter?

Just as you have to renew your regular medical prescriptions with your medical doctor, your ESA letter for Flying has to be renewed every year. It’s not that it “expires” but that Federal law requires that it be dated within one year from the date of your flight.

Do you have to renew your ESA letter?

Just like you must renew prescriptions for medicine, emotional support animal letters must also be renewed. When the time has come for you to renew your ESA letter, you will need to ask the same doctor to write you a new letter. This letter must have a date on it, and it will be only valid for one year.

Is valid ESA letters legit?

It is perfectly fine to make your pet a legit emotional support animal without visiting a doctor or therapist. You must, however, obtain a legitimate ESA from a licensed professional and not an online letter mill. This ensures that your letter is legal and will be accepted by landlords and airlines.

Do ESA certificates expire?

There is NO expiration date so the certificate will last for the life of your ESA and you will never need to replace it because it is on your account forever.