Key Requirements for Importing Pets to Brazil

Are you planning to relocate your furry friend to Brazil? Whether you're traveling for work, leisure, or a new adventure, it's essential to understand Brazil's pet import rules and requirements.

Our PetRelocation team is here to guide you through the process and ensure a seamless journey for your pet.

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Brazil

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities in Brazil.

Key Requirements for Importing Pets to Brazil

  • Microchip: All pets must have a microchip that complies with ISO Standard 11784 or Annex A to ISO Standard 11785. Brazil currently accepts AVID 9 and AVID 10 in addition to ISO. The microchip must be implanted before the rabies vaccine is administered.
  • Rabies Vaccination and Certificate: Pets must have an original Rabies Certificate that states the microchip number, date of inoculation, and validity of the vaccine (1, 2, or 3 years). The vaccine must be administered at least 30 days and less than one year before departure.
  • Additional Vaccines: Dogs require vaccinations for Distemper, Hepatitis, Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Parvovirus (DHLPP), and Bordetella. Cats require Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, and Panleukopenia (FVRCP). These should be administered no less than two weeks before export for maximum effectiveness.
  • Parasite Treatment: Internal and external parasite treatments (Drontal and Frontline are recommended). Include treatment details on the Brazilian Health Certificate.
  • Vet Health Certificate: Obtain a Brazilian Health Certificate from a USDA-accredited veterinarian within 10 days of the flight.
  • USDA Endorsements: Rabies Certificate, Vaccine Certificate, and Brazilian Health Certificate must be endorsed by the USDA.

Additional Documents for Customs Clearance

  • Copy of pet owner's passport
  • Copy of pet owner’s Brazilian Visa (if available)
  • Copy of Tax Payer's Card / CPF (if available)
  • Copy of Brazilian Temporary Residence Card (if available)
  • Copy of Pet Owner's Boarding Pass for Trip to Brazil
  • Power of Attorney (must be notarized and can be prepared in Brazil)

At PetRelocation, we offer personalized services to ensure a stress-free experience for you and your pet. Our expertise and dedication to pet travel ensure that your pet's journey to Brazil is smooth and successful.

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