International pet export requires various criteria pertaining to health, certifications, and paperwork to be fulfilled. Fortunately, we have you covered. All you need to do is choose the option which fulfils your needs the best, and we’ll handle the rest. International relocations are always done by air due to distance and time constraints, and the requirements reflect the safety standards upon which airlines operate.

  • DOGS
  • CATS

Basic vaccinations

Along with the vaccination against rabies and a titer test, there are a few other basic vaccines which are recommended before international pet travel

  • Rabies

  • Canine Distemper

  • Parvovirus

  • Leptospirosis

Basic vaccinations

Along with the vaccination against rabies and a titer test, there are a few other basic vaccines which are recommended before international pet travel

  • Rabies

  • Feline Distemper

  • Feline Panleukopenia

  • Leptospirosis


Animal Quarantine and Certification Services in Mumbai

Animal Quarantine and Certification Services or AQCS are the government body tasked with quarantining animals. Quarantine is a necessary practice in every country, as it is used to prevent the spread of zoonotic diseases and the harm they may cause. The AQCS is also in charge of providing an No Objection Certificate (NOC), without which any international movement is impossible.

The AQCS has quarantine stations throughout the country. For an AQCS center in Mumbai, you can find one at Animal Quarantine and Certification Service, Sector – 11, Koper Khairane, New Mumbai – 400709, India.

  • NOC

    A No Objection Certificate is required before any movement into the country.

  • Export Grant

    For export, dogs and cats require a health certificate from their respective veterinarian as well as from the Animal Quarantine and Certification Service, within seven days of export.

  • Pet Microchip

    A standard pet microchip is accepted internationally, and is the ISO11784/11785, 15-digit chip is the currently recognized standard internationally

  • Vaccinations

    Your pet needs to be vaccinated for rabies at least 31 days before entering the country. Other vaccinations include Distemper, Leishmaniasis, Parvovirus and Leptospirosis, especially if entering India from a high-rabies country. In case of feline companions, they are required to be vaccinated against Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis Panleukopenia (FVRCP) between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering India.

  • Rabies Titer Test

    A rabies titer test or antibody test is conducted to see whether the rabies vaccination has worked, and if your pet has developed sufficient antibodies to defend against rabies.

  • Health Certificate

    If you are traveling from a country like the United States for example, your pet would require a Veterinary Certificate for India.

  • Pet’s date of birth

  • Microchip number

  • Date of installation of microchip

  • Location of microchip on your pet’s body

  • Vaccination date

  • Vaccine manufacturer

  • Product name (with the sticker)

  • Vaccine batch number

  • Manufacturing date of vaccine and expiration date

  • Vets signature

  • Contact details


Updated Vaccination Record

The vaccination record of your pet is like your passport; it is an important document, and should be maintained and be kept up-to-date with the following details:



  • NOC

    An NOC is an import permit, and is necessary to gain access to the country. Regardless of mode of transport, an NOC is mandatory for any movement in/out of the country.

  • Quarantine

    This certificate states your pet has been vaccinated prior to any travel. The Animal Quarantine and Certification Service (AQCS) provides this certificate.


    This certificate can be procured from a registered vet, who can sign and stamp it and give your pet a clean bill of health.

  • Microchip

    A pet microchip is the only recognized form of identification a pet can have. India uses the ISO 11784/11785 microchips, the same as the rest of the world

WAYS TO Travel

International Pet Import to Mumbai


The pet travels on the same flight as the owner. Ticket of the owner is required for pets being imported/exported as accompanied baggage.


your pet can travel on a plane without you (within 1 month after arrival of owner). A copy of owners Passport along with immigration stamp is required*.



Pet Relocation service in Mumbai and the surrounding areas can be done via three modes: by road, by rail, and by air.

  • AIR
  • ROAD

Finally, there is road travel. If you’re travelling to Mumbai from, say Pune or Thane, then this is a practical option to consider. However, for longer distances, road travel can become a hassle, as you have to plan your stops and refreshments and be on the road for extended hours. Longer travel hours can have adverse effects on your furry friend’s health. Hence, you must try to use the mode of transport which best suits your needs, and has the lowest travel time.



Explore queries and frequent doubts about pet travel.

How Can You Transport Your Pet In India?

Moving Pets Within Borders Is A Troublesome Task, With A Stack Of Documents To Be Proofed And Submitted, And Considering A Lot Of Shipping Restrictions. There Are Primarily Three Modes Of Transporting Pets In India Air, Train And Ground Shipping.’

What Are The Regulations To Relocate Your Pet To India?

A Person Can Get Maximum Two Pets Either Dog Or Cat To India. Relocating Pets To India Requires Documents Like, Import Permit ( NOC ) , AQCS Certificate, Veterinary Health Certificate From The Country Of Origin, Pet Microchip And Updated Vaccination Record.

What Is The Best Way To Travel With Your Pet?

The Best Option To Travel With Your Pet Depends Upon Distance, Time And Health Of Your Pet. There Are Three Modes To Travel With Your Pet Flight, Train And Ground Shipping ( Cab ). If You Are Travelling International Flight Is The Only Option As Well As One Of The Safest Way To Travel With Your Pet.

How Do You Prepare Your Pet For Travel?

Pet Mostly Get Anxious During Travel To Avoid This You Can Train Your Pet For Socialising Skills. Crate Train The Pet For A Comfortable Journey. Take Him To Large Crowed Make Him Comfortable With The Noises In The Surrounding.

Is Pet Relocation Expensive?

Average Domestic Pet Transportation In India Can Cost Somewhere Between Rs. 20000/- To Rs. 60000/- INR. The Service Involves Parameters That Are Subject To Change On Distinctive Variants Like Size Of The Pet Crate, Modes Of Transportation Like Flight, Train And Car.

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