MOVING PETS TO INDIA: HOW IS THIS DONE?
Your travel plans to India are starting to take shape, but you still have a few questions about your pet’s trip. Below you will find some information that may be useful in helping you to prepare your pets’ trip as best possible.
By choosing the PREMIUM package we can take care of all, or some of these steps for you.
The minimum time period between the start of formalities to be carried out and your pet’s trip to India is at least two months.
VETERINARY PROTOCOL AND ADMINISTRATIVE STEPS REGARDING YOUR DOG, CAT AND OTHER ANIMALS TRANSPORT TO INDIA
Identification through microchip
A European Passport
A vaccination against rabies, dating more than 30 days, but less than a year prior to departure
For your pet’s travel arrangements, you will also be asked for:
- A “No Objection Certificate” (NOC), that you will need to obtain from the “Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries”. In order to process your application, you will need to contact them a few months prior to your departure if possible.
- A certificate of good health, that your vet will issue within seven days prior to your departure, on a document separate to your animal’s passport. You will then need to have it certified and stamped by the Departmental Directorate for Public Protection (the “DDPP”, ex-DSV), in your region.
Take note, only two animals are allowed per person, and you will need to reside in India for at least two years in order to import your pet.
Once the veterinary protocol has been completed and you have these documents in your possession, that’s it, your companion is able to accompany you en route to your new destination! भारत में आपका स्वागत है
ANIMAL QUARANTINE & CERTIFICATION SERVICE
Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries
Ministry of Agriculture
115, Velachery Main Road
Chennai – 600 100
Telephone: 91 44 22 46 06 59
Fax: 91 44 22 46 15 69
The links below will direct you to the websites of the Indian Authorities and the DDPP, to assist you with these steps.
We are able to assist you with these procedures, so don’t hesitate to contact us.