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Pet Passport India

This package contains information and detailed step by step instructions on importing your dog or cat to India. If your pet is not traveling to India, then you can select the country your pet is traveling to by clicking here to select a pet passport for another country.

Carefully following these instructions will make clearing customs easier and quicker. The instructions will also help to avoid having your pet denied entry, put into quarantine or returned to your country of origin.

Our information is constantly being updated to keep it current.

India will permit up to two dogs and cats per person to enter the country with their owners without a license if their owners are traveling with a transfer of residency to India for a minimum of one year OR they have lived outside of India for two continuous years. (Any short visits in the past 2 years should not have exceeded 180 days.)

Other pet owners who are not citizens of India intending to visit India on a tourist visa are not currently permitted to bring their pet to India. 

If residents of India are importing a cat or dog (such as a puppy or kitten from a breeder in another country), then a license to import from the  Directorate General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) and quarantine is required. Dogs are not permitted to enter India for breeding or commercial purposes. 

Your pet must have an ISO-compliant microchip implanted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO-compliant, you can carry your own microchip scanner

India requires that you present an official sanitary certificate and a No Objection Certificate from India's Department of Agriculture for entry. The sanitary certificates are different for cats and dogs, so both are included in this package. Additionally, India requires that your pet be vaccinated for rabies at least 30 days but not more than 12 months prior to transport. Other vaccinations are required. Your veterinarian must complete the proper health certificate within 10 days of transport and attach the rabies certificate for endorsement by the USDA or CFIA if you are transporting your dog or cat from the United States or Canada. 

With the package, you get detailed instructions and FREE unlimited email support both for you and your veterinarian, should either of you have any questions.

Also included at no additional cost are forms for your pet to enter India:

  • Permit Application
  • Microchip certificate
  • Tourist Information
  • Sanitary Certificate - Dog
  • Sanitary Certificate - Cat
  • Airline Health Certificate
  • Inoculation Record - keep your pet's vaccinations in one place for easy customs clearance
  • Pet Passport Folder - (Free with First Class Mail Delivery Options above) Click Here to View

Further Requirements for importing your dog or cat to India:

ISO Pet Microchip - Required
Rabies Certificate - Required - available from your veterinarian
Rabies Titer Test - Not required
Internal and External Parasite Treatment - Not required but recommended

Delivery Options (select above):

Email - faster delivery - you can print multiple copies of forms and instructions if you need to.
First Class Mail - we print instructions and forms and mail to you. There is a cost for printing and postage with this option.

Additional Information:

It is our objective to prepare the traveling pet owner for all entry requirements that may arise as a result of traveling by air, sea or ground. Enforcement may not be consistent in every country or on every airline, and having proper documentation will better ensure that no problems will arise during your travels.

If you purchase our instructions and forms prior to 30 days before you travel, please check back with us to make sure there have been no changes in the rules or forms required to take your pet to India. All updated instructions and forms are provided by email free of charge.

Find more information on importing your pet to India.


We cannot offer refunds on pet passport packages unless there is a problem with the information or forms provided.

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