Your pet passport should include details of:
- The pet’s ownership.
- A description of the pet.
- Proof of vaccination against rabies.
- Rabies blood test (as required)
- Canine tapeworm treatment (as required)
How do I get a passport for my dog?
How to Get a Pet Passport in 4 Steps
- 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 it take to get a dog passport?
Pet passports can be issued within 24 hours Monday to Friday. However, after your pet has received their rabies vaccination, you must wait 21 days to travel. Most people allow ample time to get their pets a passport, but it can be obtained in around 3 weeks to a month if needed.
Do pets 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.