The Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries oversees the importation of pets into India.
Animal Quarantine and Certification Service Officers are present at Mumbai, Delhi, Bengaluru, Chennai and Kolkata airports to deal with the importation and exportation of pets. See the bottom of the page for contact details.
Paperwork should be presented on arrival in India to the quarantine officer in customs. Hiring a pet relocator will help with this process.
Sample veterinary certificates can be found on the Jet Airways website.
If the pet is travelling in the cargo hold, the following documents will be also be required:
India does not generally quarantine pets from countries with no or low incidences of rabies that have been vaccinated from:
It is rare for a pet to be quarantined, but when it does happen, it will last for between 30 days and three months.
Contact details of the main locations of Animal Quarantine and Certification Service Stations, part of the Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries, are listed below:
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