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Bringing Pet Ring-Neck Dove from Canada into U.S.

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Hi :)

I realize that this question has most definitely been asked many many times already, (I did do a search of the forums), however, I do have some specific questions and concerns relating to my situation.

First of all, most of the information I did come across, both on VisaJourney and from a Google search, involved exotic and parrot type birds. The pet bird I'm wanting to bring from Canada with me is a Ring-Neck dove. He is a pet as far as I'm concerned, however, I have read in the past that doves (and pigeons) are considered poultry, and not generally classified as pets.

So, some questions I have are:

Are doves able to be classified and considered pets? (as opposed to poultry)

And if so:

Am I then able to bring him across a Canada-U.S. land border without a required quarantine period in the U.S.?

Also,

I understand he would need a vet check at the P.O.E. , would it be advisable to have a vet here check him out also, and certify that he's healthy?

I'm really concerned that there could be problems and unforeseen difficulties in this process. I've had Sage for about 7 1/2 years now and he's obviously very very important to me. Initially I had thought that quarantine was a requirement for all birds from Canada, but the research I've done seems to clarify that he would not need to be quarantined. I was going to try to find a home for him, rather than have him be potentially stressed out during the travel and quarantine (I've had birds for many years and I know they do not do well with stress) however, if I am able to just drive to a P.O.E. and have him checked and proceed from there with him, then I would much prefer to keep him.

If anyone has done this before (and specifically with pet doves or pigeons) from Canada to the U.S., please contact me. Any help and insight would be greatly appreciated. Above all I want to do what is best for Sage.

Thank you

~Ashlee


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I called the border it was the easiest thing then trying to decipher the website. I brought my cockatiel the only thing I had to do was arrange for a Vet to meet me at the border when we planned to cross. I do know that if I had a Parrot type bird their was different paper work that had to be done 6 months prior to us crossing.

Pet birds from Canada who have been in your possession do not need to be quarantine.

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/57/~/pets---birds


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Hi Ontarkie :) Thank you for your reply. I will definitely be calling. I will also need to make sure my P.O.E. has a vet available. I'm very excited to think I might be able to take him with me after all. If you don't mind my asking, what was the cost for the vet check upon entering into the U.S.?

Thanks again.


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1st communication: February 26th 2014

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2nd visit: (Canada) August 15th - 19th 2014

3rd visit: (United States) September 27th - November 10th 2014

ENGAGED!!!! November 3rd 2014

4th visit: (Canada) December 22nd 2014 - January 2nd 2015

(Our first Christmas & New Years together!)

5th visit: (Canada) February 25th 2015 - March 3rd 2015

Visa Process

Sent I-129F: January 17th 2015

NOA1: (CSC) January 22nd 2015

NOA2: February 4th 2015

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Consulate: (Vancouver) March 4th 2015

*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

Packet #4 Received: April 9th 2015

Medical: May 20th 2015

Interview: May 27th 2015

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I think it was 20.00 USD, all he did was look at her in the cage while still in the car. Not even 5 mins.


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Citizenship for older 2 boys

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NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

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Okay, thanks again for all your help :)


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1st communication: February 26th 2014

1st visit: (Canada) July 9th - 17th 2014

2nd visit: (Canada) August 15th - 19th 2014

3rd visit: (United States) September 27th - November 10th 2014

ENGAGED!!!! November 3rd 2014

4th visit: (Canada) December 22nd 2014 - January 2nd 2015

(Our first Christmas & New Years together!)

5th visit: (Canada) February 25th 2015 - March 3rd 2015

Visa Process

Sent I-129F: January 17th 2015

NOA1: (CSC) January 22nd 2015

NOA2: February 4th 2015

NVC: February 24th 2015

Consulate: (Vancouver) March 4th 2015

*Documents sent from Vancouver Consulate to Montreal Consulate : March 5th 2015

Consulate: (Montreal) March 18th 2015

Packet #3: March 18th 2015

Packet #3 Sent: March 30th 2015

Packet #4 Received: April 9th 2015

Medical: May 20th 2015

Interview: May 27th 2015

APPROVED!!! :D

Visa Issued: June 9th 2015

Visa Received: June 16th 2015

Entered United States: June 28th 2015

Home: July 1st 2015

MARRIED!!! (September 5th 2015)

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