Pet Travel Question: Moving Birds to India

Hi PetRelocation,

I bought one green parrot here in Dubai and want to take this parrot to my home in India. What documents are required and which airlines can I choose from?
Someone told me that I need to prepare a document like a passport for my parrot, so please advise me about all the details so I can take my parrot home.


Hello Flavy,

Thanks for contacting us with your question. Unfortunately, birds cannot be imported to India at this time due to the threat of Avian Flu. Sorry to be the bearer of this news.
In general, international bird travel requires plenty of planning and attention to detail (but isn't necessarily impossible), so we suggest taking a look at these bird travel tips if you ever decide to move to a different place with your parrot. 
If you have other pets you may be moving to India, take a loot at the India pet import requirements along with these frequently asked pet travel questions. When traveling with pets, it's important to research all rules and requirements, choose a pet friendly airline, and purchase an airline approved pet travel crate. 

Please let us know if you have any questions about this, and if you ever need pet transport assistance in the future, you're welcome to reach out to us here for a consultation. 
Good luck and thanks again for reaching out!
Pet Travel Question Details:
Name: Flavy
From: Dubai, UAE
To: Mangalore, India
Pet: Green Parrot (Mittu)
Editor's Note: This post was originally published in December 2011 and has been updated with new information.


PetRelocation Team







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By Pradeep on March 5, 2018 at 4:27 am

Hi this is pradeep Any possibility to s

By Johnson on March 3, 2018 at 4:28 am

Hi,I want to take Umbrella Cockatoo to Andhra Pradesh in India from UAE. Is it allowed? If yes, what are the procedures.Thanks

By on March 5, 2018 at 4:53 pm

Hi Johnson,

Thanks for your question! India does not allow the import of birds, so unfortunately this will not be possible.

By Ravi on March 2, 2018 at 10:46 am

I’m leaving in mumbai india I wanted to buy a parrot from Thailand can you advise me about required procedures and documentation. And my present is necessary while traveling that bird,

By on March 5, 2018 at 5:04 pm

Hi Ravi,

Birds cannot be imported to India. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!

By Nagendra babi on February 21, 2018 at 10:54 am

Sir i have an Indonesian cock that I bought from Indonesia . Come to india

By on February 21, 2018 at 11:30 am

Hi Nagendra,

Unfortunately, India does not allow the import of birds. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!

By Millie GC on February 21, 2018 at 1:02 am

Hi, I am Millie . I am Nepalese and I went to visit to Delhi. In my visit I saw a lovely budgie parrot and I bought it but some of my friend said that I need my pet budgie parrot’s passport to take to Nepal from India from bus. My question that , there will be checking in the boundary of India to Nepal , So can I take my pet budgie parrot without passport or other things of my budgie parrot ? Should I make passport of my budgie parrot? If I won’t make passport of my budgie parrot should I pay tax?If I should pay tax for taking my buggie parrot without passport how much should I pay the tax?

By on February 21, 2018 at 9:49 am

Hello Millie, and thanks for your question. Based on our most recent knowledge, Nepal has a ban on the import of pet birds due to avian flu issues, so it would not be possible to move a budgie there at this time. Sorry to be the bearer of this news!

By Arun on February 12, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Pakistan to india pigeon transport avalible

By shafeeque on February 12, 2018 at 3:30 am

hi sir iam planing for olnine buying parrot from ukrainits leagal or illeagal ? pleas help me

By on February 21, 2018 at 9:32 am

Hi Shafeeque! We specialize in the safe transport of pets, so would not be an expert source of advice on legal matters like this. We do caution against purchasing pets online, as birds in particular can be very complicated to relocate and this could be a scam. Birds also cannot be imported to India, if that’s where you currently reside. Sorry we can't be of more assistance on this topic!

By Valerie on February 12, 2018 at 1:30 am

I want to relocate sparrows from Mumbai to my village in Goa as the sparrow breed has just dissappeared. There is not a singled sparrows to be seen. Can I do this and what r the rules to be followed. Thanks

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