Quick Answer: How Do I Get A Passport For My Dog?

There are four main steps to get a pet passport:

  • Step 1: Research and confirm the requirements, based on your destination and method of travel.
  • Step 2: Visit your vet to get your pet up-to-date on all the necessary vaccines and procedures.
  • Step 3: Get your pet’s travel certificate certified by the USDA, if necessary.

What is needed to bring a dog into the US?

The CDC requires that all imported dogs must be healthy. Additionally, dogs imported to the U.S. must be vaccinated against rabies and have a valid certification of their rabies immunization. Imported dogs must have a current rabies vaccination or health certificate to prove the vaccination.

How long does a pet passport last?

The passports are valid for life as long as you keep up to date with your pet’s rabies vaccination. A rabies booster vaccination is required every 3 years.

Is there such a thing as a pet passport?

A pet passport is important because it allows you to group all required and vital information about your pet in one place and make it convenient for officials at the border to verify your pet’s health and inoculation records. Technically there is no such thing in the United States or outside of the EU.

Can I bring a dog from another country to USA?

Bring your pet into the United States from a foreign country (Import) Animals entering the U.S. may be subject to regulation by USDA APHIS as all well as other federal agencies. Depending on your destination state, your pet may need to also meet additional health requirements.

Do dogs need passports?

To secure the pet passport, the dog must receive a rabies shot and/or a certificate denoting an up-to-date rabies vaccination. The vet will also fit the animal with an electronic microchip or tattoo that properly identifies the dog. The PETS policy and requirements typically apply to cats as well.

How much is a plane ticket for a dog?

A dog doesn’t need an airline ticket, per se; the dog won’t be assigned its own seat. But for passengers who want to travel with their pets, airlines do charge pet fees. The fee is separate from your own ticket. Expect to pay anywhere from $100 to $200 each way.

How much does it cost to get a pet passport?

A pet passport will currently set you back £60. However, in order to successfully apply for a pet passport, you will also need a rabies vaccination or a booster, which cost £32.60. Your pet also needs to be microchipped, which is another £20. Therefore, the total cost of getting your pet passport is £112.60.

Does America have pet passports?

In the European Union, you can get an actual pet passport that remains valid for the life of your pet, as long as you keep their rabies vaccinations up to date. But in the U.S., the term “pet passport” simply refers to the extra documents you need to bring along when you travel to other countries with your pet.

How much does it cost to vaccinate a dog against rabies?

The cost of a rabies vaccination is £32.60*, and issue of pet passport is currently £60, while a microchip is £20*. Rabies boosters are around £32.60* and are given at 2-3 year intervals, depending on species. *This price is right at the date of printing and may be subject to change.

Can animals have passports?

The Pet Travel Scheme (“PTS”) is a system which allows animals to travel easily between member countries without undergoing quarantine. A pet passport is a document that officially records information related to a specific animal, as part of that procedure.

What documents are needed for pets to travel?

The most common types of documentation needed are:

  1. Rabies Vaccination: Rabies is a nasty disease in animals and humans alike.
  2. Certificate of Veterinary Inspection: The CVI is also called a Health Certificate.
  3. Acclimation Certificate: This document features regulations about hot and cold weather extremes.

Do dogs need passports to go to Canada?

Dogs over 8 months of age and cats over 3 months of age entering Canada from countries Canada considers as rabies free* Your dog or cat will need either proof of current rabies vaccination (EU Pet Passport is accepted) OR a health certificate in English or French and completed by a licensed veterinarian.