Pet Travel Question: Moving a Dog from India to the US

Hello,

I have a list of documents required for my dog's move from India to the United States. I have a kennel club registered dog. Does my dog need to be neutered? What if I do not wish to neuter? We have all the records of his rabies vaccination and other vaccinations and can obtain the required certificates from his vet. What are the quarantine laws in the United States?

Thank you,

Neha

 

Hi Neha,

Thanks for your questions. Pet transport to the United States is relatively simple, and you can see the United States pet import requirements here. You'll notice that there are no regulations regarding neutering your pet, and your dog will be allowed in the United States even if he is not neutered.

It's great that you have your dog's certificates in order, just be sure that your International Health Certificate is issued within 10 days of your departure. Additionally, because India is listed as a country affected by screwworm, your dog will need to be inspected within 5 days of departure and declared free of screwworm on his health certificate.

The United States (with the exception of Hawaii) does not require a quarantine, so as long as your dog arrives in good health with all the necessary documentation, he will not need to be quarantined.

For a few additional tips, we recommend taking a look at these common pet travel questions as well as these travel kennel training tips for dogs. Hopefully this helps to make your journey a little easier. 

Thanks again for your questions, and don't hesitate to contact us if you have any more or if you think you'd like some help arranging your dog's travel. Good luck with your move to the United States!

 

Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Neha
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Labrador Retriever
From: Pune, India
To: Columbus, USA

 

Editor's Note: This post was originally published in July 2013 and has been updated with new information. 

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PetRelocation Team

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Country:

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By Jimmy Webb on September 19, 2018 at 4:57 am

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By Manmeet on September 5, 2018 at 12:03 am

Hi... If I go to America for studies.. Am I allowed to bring my female pug from india to America??? What are the requirements ??? Must answer !!
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on September 7, 2018 at 1:23 pm

Hi Manmeet! Yes, pets from India are allowed entry into the US, however, if you are returning to India with your pet, India will require Indian citizens to be out of the country of India for at least 2 years. Here are the requirements for moving pets to the US. Also, pugs are considered snub-nosed breeds so there are some extra precautions we must take when relocating them internationally. If you'd like our assistance with your move, please fill out our Arrange A Move form here and a consultant will reach out to you soon. Thanks!
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By Ankit Dhawan on August 12, 2018 at 9:39 pm

Hello I have a female Rottweiler and wanted to move her to US from India,Punjab. Can someone please tell me the process and cost for relocation? Also please let me know if i need to fill any form to start the process and how soon i can move her here.Thanks Ankit Dhawan
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on September 7, 2018 at 1:21 pm

Hi Ankit! The process of moving a pet to the US takes at least 30 days. Here are the requirements for moving pets to the US. If you'd like our assistance, please fill out our Arrange A Move form here and a consultant will reach out to you soon. Thanks!
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By Sam V on June 16, 2018 at 9:13 am

I have a boxer and would like to bring him to the US as we have shifted here. Want to know how much it would cost to relocate him?
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on June 18, 2018 at 9:48 am

Hi Sam! We'd love to help. There are a number of variables that impact the final cost of a pet relocation. These consist of distances from the home addresses to the airports, travel crate size, airline being used, routing and travel date to name a few. Please fill out our Arrange A Move form and one of our consultants will reach out to you. Looking forward to speaking with you soon!
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By mahima kalra on June 8, 2018 at 10:36 pm

heyy i have to move to new york, usa for my masters and all my admission procedure is done. i want to take my dog along with me. is there any procedure or formalities i need to complete? i cannot leave my dog here as i am very emotionally attached to my dog. please help me out.
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on June 11, 2018 at 10:57 am

Hi Mahima! We'd be happy to help! Here are the requirements for importing pets to the US. Please fill out our Arrange A Move form here and a representative will contact you. Thanks!
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By tenzin pasang on May 25, 2018 at 5:49 am

hello i have a question can u tell me how i can get the permit of dog travelling india to usa... coz m leaving to usa so i dont want to leave my labradog here coz i love dogs n he is my part of my family,...... as i always vaccinate on time , n i check his health every month.. plz let me know wht i can do coz its my first dog in my life n i want to take him with me.
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By maegan@petrelocation.com on May 29, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Hi Tenzin! Thanks for reaching out regarding your pup’s move to the US. Here are the requirements for import. We can facilitate the export paperwork & flight booking on your behalf as well. If you'd like to get a quote for our services, please fill out our Arrange A Move Form Here. Looking forward to hearing from you!
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By Suhail zaidi on January 3, 2018 at 6:03 am

Hi team, Please let me know as my cousin is living in USA only although he don’t have any plans of moving to India however I want his pitbull terrier to be transferred here in India. So please guide me with thisThanks
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on January 3, 2018 at 9:57 am

Hi Suhail, thank you for your question!

Unfortunately, India has strict rules when it comes to importing animals, and you can't bring a pet into the country unless you have proof it's a transfer of residence. Sorry to be the bearer of this news! This doesn't mean it's impossible to ever bring your pet to India, but you'd probably have to send them with a friend or relative who was in fact moving.

Good luck with everything and please let us know if we can be of assistance in the future.
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By cquezada@petrelocation.com on December 29, 2017 at 10:58 am

Hi Meet,

Thanks for your question!

The steps for bringing a pet to the US from India depend on the species. If you want to import a dog or cat to the US, it should be a fairly straightforward process. If your pet is a bird, it is still possible, but it complicates things, especially if the bird is a CITES listed species. You can read more about bird shipping and CITES requirements here. If you would like PetRelocation to assist with this move, we would be happy to speak with you. Just fill out our Arrange a Move form and one of our pet relocation consultants will be in touch to discuss everything with you!
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