Pet Travel Question: Returning to the United States with a Cat

Name: Elizabeth
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
Pet Breed: American Short Hair
From: South Korea
To: United States

There is a possibility that I might be returning to the States for work. Can you tell me what the procedure would be to return to the U.S. with my cat, how long will the process take, what documents I need, who I should contact, etc.?

Thank you very much.



Hi Elizabeth,

Certainly, we'd be happy to advise you. These are the pet import requirements for the United States. It's best to allow a few weeks to get organized and to help your cat get acquainted with the travel carrier if he/she isn't already, and it's also important to choose a pet-friendly airline. You'll also need to see a vet and secure a health certificate within 10 days of departure.

If you'd like some assistance or if you have any questions about the above requirements, feel free to contact us. Thanks for reaching out, and good luck!



PetRelocation Team




United States
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