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Revised procedure for Import of Pets / Live Animals - Customs - 35/2020

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..... 013-Cus dated 8.4.2013 and 25/2013- Cus dated 1.7.2013. The above Circulars have laid out a process relating to import of Pet / Live Animals including cat and dog in various scenarios such as import by passengers in general, import by passengers under Transfer of Residence in terms of Baggage Rules 1998, Re-import etc. 2. Now the Ministry of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry & Dairying, Department of Animal Husbandry & Dairying (DAHD) has issued Office Memorandum dated 15.07.2020 vide F. No. L-110110/26/2019-Trade(E-14194) prescribing procedure for import of Live Animals in general and also for import of pets (only Dogs and Cats) as baggage/Personal imports by Passengers. The Relevant portion is reproduced for ease of reference: “fo .....

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..... with immediate effect. 5. It has further been decided that the following procedure shall be followed for clearance of pets/live animals including cats and dogs: 5.1 Following steps may be kept in mind by the importers/Airlines before arrival for import of Pet/Live Animals to ensure quicker clearance: Sl. No. Scenario Procedure to be adopted before arrival 1 Maximum of 2 Pets (only dog and cat) brought with passengers eligible and availing Transfer of Residence after 2 years stay abroad. 1. Passenger to ensure eligibility about transfer of residence under Baggage Rules, 2016 2. Passenger to obtain Veterinary Health Certificate from Country of Export as per the above said O.M. (For Ease of Reference, Format from the said O.M is given as Anne .....

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..... learance of WCCB, wherever applicable. For the procedures related to clearance by AQCS, the above said O.M referred in para 2 may be referred to. 6. These instructions may be brought the notice of the trade / airlines / carriers by issuing suitable Trade / Public Notices. Suitable Standing order / instructions may be issued for the guidance of the filed officers. 7. Difficulties faced, if any, may be brought to the notice of the Board immediately. (Ananth Rathakrishnan) Deputy Secretary(Customs) Annexure-1 Veterinary Health Certificate for Import of Pet Dogs into India (As per Annex 1.1.1 of above said O.M dated 15.07.2020 by DAHD) 1. OWNER Name and Address of the owner(s) of the dog(s)...................................... Contact No: Emai .....

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..... ccine, batch number, and the date of vaccination must be shown on the passport/pet book/health card of dog(s) as the case may be). c) Has/have been under treatment (if any) with following details (i) Type of treatment (ii) Type of medication Official Stamp: Issued at ........................ on............ Signature........................................ Name and address of Official Veterinarian Registration No. :............................... Email:………………………………. Contact no………………………………………. Annexure 2 Veterinary Health Certificate for Import of Pet Cats .....

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..... y: a. Show/shows no clinical sign of any disease including rabies, feline enteritis, feline pan leukopenia, leptospirosis, distemper, scabies, aujeszky’s disease, toxoplasmosis etc. b. Has been vaccinated for rabies (in case it is more than three months of age) within the time limit recommended by the manufacturer of vaccine licensed and approved by the exporting country (name of the vaccine, batch number and the date of vaccination must be shown on the veterinary certificate). c. Has/have been under treatment (if any) with following details i Type of treatment ii Type of medication Official Stamp: Issued at .....................on............ Signature........................................ Name and address of Official Veterinarian .....

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