International Cat Travel: Kazakhstan to Texas

Name: Faith
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: Domestic
From: Atyrau, Kazakhstan
To: Houston, TX, USA

I'm bringing in a cat that adopted us. Other than the pet passport and up-to-date vaccinations, is there anything else we need coming into IAH?

Thank you,


Hi Faith,

To bring your cat into the United States, you'll need to follow these pet import requirements. Compared to lots of other countries, the US isn't very strict, but it will still take a little bit of effort on your part to make sure everything is in order. Most importantly, you need the correct health certificate as well as an updated rabies vaccine.

Is your cat used to spending time in a travel crate? If not, here are a few tips for crate-training a cat that might be useful.

Please let us know if you have any further questions. If you're interested in finding out more about our services, you can fill out our free quote form. Good luck with your trip, and kudos to you for being a great cat owner (they do have a way of adopting us, don't they?).

Thanks for the question!


PetRelocation Team





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