Moving to France with your Dog or Cat?
Moving pets to France has similar requirements to other European Union countries.
Requirements to Ship Pets into France
Your pet should have an ISO (International Standardization Organization) compliant microchip placed. This number should be listed on the rabies certificate.
A rabies vaccination should be done AFTER the ISO microchip is placed. Any vaccinations before microchipping are irrelevant to importation and transportation. Make
sure the microchip numbers is listed on the rabies certificate.
A European Union Annex II veterinary certificate should be completed along with a United States Department of Agriculture USDA 7001 International Health Certificate for Small Animals should be completed. At least 21 days must have passed after the rabies vaccination before these documents can be signed for transport to France (this timing will vary between USDA offices). These must be done by a USDA accredited veterinarian and endorsed by the USDA. The timing of these documents depends on the origin location due to endorsement logistics.
We can provide all of these services for you or work with your veterinarian to assure that everything is done properly at the appropriate time.
AirVets Pet Relocation is a veterinarian owned and operated pet transportation company specializing in domestic and international animal transportation door to door anywhere in the world. Operating from our Dallas Fort Worth office, we are a member of the International Pet and Animal Transportation Association (IPATA) and are licensed by the USDA Intermediate Handler program.