Need Help In Importing A Dog To India
last updated 08th, Feb 2017,
Procedures / Formalities required in India for importing of pets (dogs & cats).
Travelling with pet animals is defined as:
Pet animals accompanying their owner during their import to or export from India. This equals non-commercial transport, where the pet accompanies the owner as EXCESS BAGGAGE.
Pet animals traveling on their own as CARGO without the owner accompanying them on the same flight.
PET/S TRAVELLING AS EXCESS BAGGAGE
A maximum of 2 pets can be imported to India, as excess baggage, accompanying the owner on the same flight. The pet animal must accompany the owner or a natural person responsible for the pet animal on behalf of the owner must accompany during the transport in order to fulfill the requirements for non-commercial transport.
No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the Quarantine Officer at the Animal Quarantine Station in India.
A duplicate copy of the NOC has to be fixed on the crate of the pet during the air travel.
Original copy of the NOC has to be produced in India to get the pet released from the customs at the Airport in India.
On arrival in India, an appointment to be fixed with the Quarantine Officer for issue of a temporary Health Certificate on examination of the pet.
30 days thereafter a certificate of health to be obtained from a local veterinarian to be produced at the Animal Quarantine Station. Then, the pet will be issued a permanent certificate of health for his/her stay in India.
People intending on arriving with their pets as accompanied luggage will need to have an agent apply for this certificate before they enter the country. It is required to be obtained in person and cannot be applied for online.
The NOC document takes about 5 working days to obtain. Documents required prior to obtaining this document are to be sent to us are:
1. All vaccination records of the pet.
2. Government issued veterinary certificate from the exporting country (USDA document with the Annexure I/II in case of USA )
3. Flight details / confirmation of the passenger's travel into India / Copy of the airway bill
4. Veterinary Certificate