Procedure for Carriage of Pets
To carry cats and dogs over the territory of Russian Federation and CIS countries, an owner of an animal must have a veterinary certificate according to Form № 1 issued by the State Veterinary Service of a subject of the Russian Federation.
The veterinary certificate must contain mandatory information:
- about a good situation of the area in connection with infectious diseases of animals;
- about vaccination, including against rabies. Vaccination against rabies shall be held not earlier than 30 days before the date of departure of vaccinated animals and for the first time not later than 14 days prior to the departure of animals after revaccination;
- clinical examination of an animal and, if necessary, tests;
- on a mode of transportation and on a route of an animal. The veterinary certificate validity period is 5 days from the moment of registration prior to transportation.
When sending an animal to the CIS countries, its owner must have the vet certificate of Form №1 certified with a stamp of the Veterinary Control Department of the subject of the Russian Federation from which it is planned to export the animal (in accordance with the Decision of the Intergovernmental Council on Cooperation in the Veterinary Field of the CIS from 05/11/2003, Kiev).
Import of dogs and cats from abroad must be accompanied by a veterinary certificate issued by the state veterinary service of the export country, in accordance with veterinary requirements for import into the Russian Federation.
At a checkpoint at the state border of the Russian Federation, veterinary inspectors of the Department of Rosselkhoznadzor of the Russian Federation reissue the veterinary certificate into the one of Form 6.1.
Import of the above-mentioned animals is possible provided they have international veterinary passports containing information on the vaccination against rabies not earlier than 30 days and no later than 12 months before the date of departure to the Russian Federation. An authorized veterinary doctor of the exporting country must mark a clinical examination of the animal in the veterinary passport not earlier than 5 days before departure.
In addition, to import dogs and cats into the territory of the Russian Federation in the number more than 2, it is required to receive a «Permit to Import» by Rosselkhoznadzor. To obtain the permit, it is necessary to visit the State Veterinary Service of the subject of the Russian Federation (in accordance with the administrative regulations of the Federal Service for Veterinary and Phyto-Sanitary Control «On provision of a public service on issuing permits to import and export to the Russian Federation and from the Russian Federation, as well as for transit through its territory of animals, animal products, medicinal products for veterinary use, feed and feed supplements for animals», approved by the Order №404 of the Ministry of Agriculture from 07.11.2011).
For dogs and cats exported abroad through a checkpoint of crossing the state border of the Russian Federation, a pet owner must provide the following documents:
- Passport of the international form;
- In the absence of a passport — a veterinary certificate Form №1 issued by the State Veterinary Service of a subject of the Russian Federation. At a checkpoint of crossing the state border of the Russian Federation, veterinary inspectors of the Department of Rosselkhoznadzor of the Russian Federation reissue the veterinary certificate into the one of Form №5A;
- Permit for export by Rosselkhoznadzor — for export of dogs and cats across the state border of the Russian Federation in the number of more than 2. To receive a permit, it is necessary to visit the State Veterinary Service of the Russian Federation (in accordance with the Administrative Regulations).
For export to the EU countries — vaccination information documented in the veterinary service (veterinary certificate) (in accordance with the EU Directive 998/2003). This document is valid until the date of expiry of the vaccination;
For export to some EU countries — Ireland, United Kingdom, Sweden — a document on conducting of tests at an accredited laboratory for antibodies in the body of a pet to the animal rabies (antibody titer).
An owner of a pet when going abroad, remember:
- from 03/07/2011, for entry into the territory of the EU member states, for the identification of animals used is only the microchip. To install a microchip, an owner may apply to the veterinary service and veterinary clinics of a subject of the Russian Federation;
- for dogs and cats exported abroad one must also comply with veterinary requirements of the importing country. Information on these requirements shall be obtained by an owner of a pet independently in the Consulate of the country of destination;
- in addition to veterinary requirements, there are the requirements for animal transportation of air carriers. One must get familiar with such requirements in the respective representative offices of auto, aviation, marine, rail carriers in advance.
For information on registration for import, export and transit through the territory of the Russian Federation of other animals, please call:
167 Nemirovich Danchenko St, Office 600, 601, 602, Novosibirsk