Transporting a pet internationally is a complex and daunting task. Involving strict paperwork and customs checks at every step of the way, an international import job is an exhausting endeavor to embark upon, especially if one is operating by themselves. We at Carry My Pet offer international pet import services for your pet dogs, cats, and other species; doing all the hard work so you don’t have to. save our pet parents the hassle of coordinating with several different government agencies, we provide exclusive pet import services in India, managing the documentation and approval processes for the relocation of your furry friend.
When a pet is transferred from one country to another, there are numerous documentation requirements that have to be met. Here are a few of them.
- NOC: Also known as a No Objection Certificate, it is an import permit which is mandatory for any animal movement in or out of the country, regardless of whether the animal is accompanied by baggage or a part of airline cargo.
- Quarantine Certificate: A certificate stating your animal has received the mandatory vaccinations is required before any movement. This document is given by Animal Quarantine and Certification Service (AQCS) and certifies your pet is healthy and disease-free.
- Health Certificate: To be obtained from a registered veterinary practitioner, signed and stamped.
- Microchip: A microchip is the only proof of identity a pet has. All pets being imported to or exported from India must be Microchipped. India uses ISO 11784 and ISO 11785 like the rest of the world and is mandatory for international pet travel.
The Dog (three months of age and older) and Cat must be vaccinated against Rabies more than one month, but within 12 months prior to actual embarkation and all details shall be officially certified or mentioned in the official Health certificate. Also, all other vaccination record/detail shall be officially certified or mentioned in the official Health Certificate.
*A NOC is only granted after the documentation process is complete an all formalities are fulfilled. No shifting or travel can take place in the absence of NOC.
We provide all these documents to you, so you and your pet travel stress-free. We ensure your pet’s comfort during their travel, with water sippers and mattresses by their side to relax and soothe them. From documentation to immigration, we make sure everything is perfect to help you and your pet have stress-free shipping. So, prepare your pet for a happy journey and we’ll take care of the rest.
You can charter a pet transportation service provider to do the job for you. Alternatively, you can meet the paperwork and travel requirements by yourself, making bookings and procuring certificates.
Importing a pet from another country is a lengthy procedure. In short, you will need to coordinate with government agencies in two countries for NOC’s and other paperwork. You will then need your pet to meet the vaccination and health requirements of the destination country, and procure documents from a vet stating the same. It is a long and labour-intensive process which takes time, energy, and the coordinated efforts of several people.
Your pet’s pet passport is valid for life. Their vaccination record serves as their pet passport, so provided it is up to date with the necessary stamps, stickers, and signatures, you do not have to worry about its validity.
Provided the aircraft has a pressure and temperature-controlled cargo bay, yes. Check with your airline to confirm the safe.
Domestically, Air India allows pets to travel in cabin for the duration of the flight.