Pet Passport New Zealand
This package contains information and detailed step by step instructions on importing your dog or cat to New Zealand. If your pet is not traveling to New Zealand, 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.
Dogs and cats can only enter New Zealand after residing in certain countries (see step #7 and 8) for at least 6 months prior to transport.
To enter New Zealand, you must file an import permit. Your pet must have a 15 digit ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip, (if your pet's microchip is not ISO-compliant, you can carry your own microchip scanner.) Your dog or cat must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases and be accompanied by a current health certificate. Unless you are entering New Zealand from certain countries (see step #7), your pet must have a rabies titer test as well.
Your dog or cat must have internal and external parasite treatments between 24 and 48 hours before transport to New Zealand.
All pets entering New Zealand by air must do so in as air cargo. You will need an IATA-compliant pet crate in this case.
With the package, you get detailed instructions, USDA endorsement 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 importing your dog or cat to New Zealand:
- Import Application
- Veterinary Health Certificate for New Zealand
- Rabies Blood Titer Test Forms (if required - see above)
- Ticks and Tapeworm Certificate
- Airline Health Certificate
- Inoculation Record - keep your pet'ss 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 pet to New Zealand:
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.
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 New Zealand. All updated instructions and forms are provided by email free of charge.
Find more information on importing your pet to New Zealand.
We cannot offer refunds on pet passport packages unless there is a problem with the information or forms provided.
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