Are you moving overseas from the USA with your pet? SDC International Shipping provides the best pet relocation services to its clients moving abroad. Whether you need to include your dog or cat as part of our moving services, our international logistics agents will consult you on major requirements and regulations pertaining to your destination country.
SDC International Movers will arrange safe animal transport with the right vet exams, health certificates, and import permits.
Read the guide below to learn about our services.
Which Furry Friend We Can Transport
We typically move dogs and cats, but other animals, such as birds or reptiles, can also be considered. As we start working on your furry friend transport service, first, we’ll find out specific requirements around it. But don’t be surprised if your reptile is not allowed in your destination country. Once it is clear the animal is permitted, you will get a list of health and travel requirements to start the process.
How Exactly Can We Help You?
We understand that your pet is an important member of your family. Therefore, you can count on us to safely get them to a new home. But make sure to contact us at least three months in advance so we can plan your relocation.
When working with SDC International Shipping, you can expect the following services:
- Provide you with up-to-date animal import requirements;
- Inform you of the vaccines and microchip regulations;
- You will know whether quarantine is required;
- Dog or cat escort through customs;
- Assistance with customs paperwork;
- Call your airline for carrier size.
You must talk to your veterinarian to make sure that vaccinations and medical records are in place. If the flight is in cargo hold, we will ensure you know about layovers and flight delays and how the airline handles these for animals.
Your relocation coordinator will do his/her best to get all the paperwork you need to be collected and properly filled out.
Animal Travel to the UK from the USA
Dogs and cats entering the UK must be vaccinated and microchipped. Your pet can travel with a current one-year or three-year vaccine administered less than a year ago.
- Here are vaccine recommendations for cats: Feline Rhinotracheitis and FVRCP.
- Vaccines for dogs: Leptospirosis, DHLPP, and Bordetella.
Dogs must undergo tapeworm treatment within 120 hours of arriving in the United Kingdom.
For more information about pet import regulations in the UK, check out the USDA site.
Australia Requirements to Bring Domestic Animals
Dogs and cats moving to Australia must have an ISO 11784 or ISO 11785 microchip. Vaccination is also needed against dog rabies, Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza, and Bordetella. Besides, a Rabies Antibody Titer Test six months before arrival is also required.
You will need to make sure your cat has a shot against Feline Panleukopenia/Distemper, Feline Rhinotracheitis, and Calicivirus.
Animals should be treated with a product to kill external and internal parasites.
10 days before you and your animal leave, you must get a health certificate from your vet.
You don’t need to worry about all these requirements. Our team will complete and submit your import paperwork, including supporting documents, for approval.
Moving to EU Countries with Domestic Animals
When transporting pets to the EU from the USA, you need to make sure that your four-legged friend:
- Has been microchipped and vaccinated against rabies;
- Had anti-tapeworm treatment (Echinococcus multilocularis);
- A valid animal health certificate;
- Declaration stating that an animal is not intended for commercial purposes.
One of the requirements to keep in mind – you must reunite with your furry friends within 5 days of their arrival.
What About Moving to New Zealand, Asia, Africa, and Latin America?
Most of the requirements mentioned above would apply to other countries in Asia, Africa, or South American countries.
With a team of international pet movers focused on your relocation, we can take care of everything, including health checks, vaccinations, flight bookings, and more to any destination. When you hire us for your international move, you can rely on us to arrange your pet’s journey to international destinations, including New Zealand, Canada, China, Hong Kong, Singapore, etc.
The Cost of Transporting a Domestic Animal Internationally
Many factors will affect the cost, such as travel crates, flight costs, and distance between origin and destination. For example, depending on where you are in the USA, you should consider road or domestic transit costs to where the international flight will depart.
Since every move is unique, we create custom quotes for each client. Please get in touch with SDC International Shipping today for a tailored travel quote.
What we can offer you?
Are you worried about the right flight option for your dog or cat? Take it easy! We cooperate with trusted airline partners to help you choose the most direct flight option for your four-legged friend. We will guide you through all the requirements to meet international pet transport.