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Dog travel documents help (US to UK)
« on: November 01, 2022, 10:44:14 PM »
Hello, my boyfriend is looking to come to the UK from Utah with a small dog (Jack Russel), we're a bit confused on the process.

We've read on the UK gov website that he can get a pet passport for his dog and we've checked that the US does issue pet passports, but he has been calling around vets and none of them know what pet passports are.

So it's a bit confusing, are pet passports issued in Utah or not, does anyone know?

All the vets mentioned health certificates, but we're worried about going that route as the UK gov website says it has to be issued 10 days before the flight at the earliest.

We're worried something about it might be delayed and he's gonna be ready to leave but then the dog won't be able to come with him, so we'd rather not leave it to the last minute.
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Re: Dog travel documents help (US to UK)
« Reply #1 on: November 02, 2022, 04:30:03 AM »
Hello, my boyfriend is looking to come to the UK from Utah with a small dog (Jack Russel), we're a bit confused on the process.

We've read on the UK gov website that he can get a pet passport for his dog and we've checked that the US does issue pet passports, but he has been calling around vets and none of them know what pet passports are.

So it's a bit confusing, are pet passports issued in Utah or not, does anyone know?

All the vets mentioned health certificates, but we're worried about going that route as the UK gov website says it has to be issued 10 days before the flight at the earliest.

We're worried something about it might be delayed and he's gonna be ready to leave but then the dog won't be able to come with him, so we'd rather not leave it to the last minute.

It's a fairly tricky business bringing a pet over and highly time dependant at all stages so you'll need to do quite a bit of research and get your timeline down on paper.

As the US is on the "part 2 listed country" list, pet passports are not accepted.

I'd read through the whole series of pages from the link below, then contact the animal reception centre at the airport they'll be flying into and also call the USDA, to clarify the process together and ask further questions.


https://www.gov.uk/bring-pet-to-great-britain/listed-and-unlisted-countries



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Re: Dog travel documents help (US to UK)
« Reply #2 on: November 02, 2022, 09:18:31 AM »
As Larabee said, it is a very structured, time sensitive process. Totally worth it but a bit complex.

Some airlines don’t fly animals in winter if they feel temperatures are too cold. Same in summer with heat.

Some airlines will work directly with you (pets are classed as cargo), some will only work with a specialist pet transportation company.

While it’s been nearly 13 years since I used them, I used Air Animal to bring my cats over.  They could be a good place to start as it’ll give you an idea of cost (which can be eye wateringly expensive).


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