Qatar Pet Import Rules and Requirements

Are you planning pet transport to Qatar? As you start to prepare, take the time to learn about the pet import requirements and consider hiring professional assistance as your move date approaches.

Bringing pets to Qatar means visiting your vet to obtain the proper vaccines and paperwork, and it's also highly recommended that pet owners take the time to crate train their pets in the weeks before the relocation. Pets who have acclimated to their kennel are much calmer travelers and tend to settle in more easily upon arrival to a new home.

Though possible to carry out safely, shipping pets to Qatar requires careful attention to detail and several weeks of planning. Read on to learn more and contact a PetRelocation Specialist for help if you need it. 

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Regulations for Importing Pets to Qatar

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 for your destination country.


All pets need to be implanted with a microchip compatible with international standards (ISO 11784/11785).


All pets need to have full vaccinations.

Dogs: Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo, Leptospirosis, (DHLPP) and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.

Cats: Feline Viral Rhinotracheitis, Calicivirus, Panleukopenia (FVRCP), and Rabies within the last 12 months or a minimum of 4 weeks before arrival.

Import Permit

Your PetRelocation Specialist will apply for the import permit on your behalf.

International Health Certificate

The APHIS Form 7001 should be issued within 10 days of departure. This is an international health certificate that needs to be completed by your vet and sent to the USDA for the correct endorsement. Speak to your PetRelocation Specialist regarding the USDA portion of this process.

Additional Details

The following documentation needs to be present at the time of customs clearance. Please provide these to your PetRelocation Specialist prior to your pet's departure:

  • Copy of the Pet Owner’s Passport
  • Letter of Intent Signed by Owner

Banned Breeds

The following dog breeds are banned from entering Qatar:

  • American Staffordshire Terrier
  • American Pit Bull Terrier
  • Boerboel
  • Boston Terrier
  • Boxer
  • Bull Terrier
  • Bulldog
  • Chinese Shar-Pei
  • Doberman
  • Great Dane
  • Japanese Akita
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Afghan Hound
  • Rottweiler
  • Staffordshire Bull Terrier

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“I have no doubt that we would not have been able to do this without PetRelocation and I would recommend them in a heartbeat to anyone needing to relocate their furry family members. ”

— Georgina

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