If you’re an expat moving to Ho Chi Minh City, bringing you furbaby to Vietnam can be a bit tricky. Here’s how you can prepare your pet’s importation:

First, check if your vet is USDA accredited or approved by the relevant Government Authority if you’re elsewhere. 

Next is finding the right travel kennel for your pet. And now, for the more technical aspects:

-A microchip is not required, but is recommended.

-All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate signed by the vet. This rabies vaccination must occur at least 30 days prior to departure, but within 360 days of departure.

-For those who will import more than one pet, you will need an import permit. Your pet relocation specialist will obtain this on your behalf. It usually takes about a week to obtain and is valid for 10 days.

-APHIS Form 7001 or the standard Health Certificate to be filled out by your USDA accredited Veterinarian. It must be issued within 10 days of arrival.

-The above referenced forms need to be sent to your local USDA office for their stamp of approval prior to your pet’s travels. The endorsed documents will need to travel with your pet to Vietnam.

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