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Hello VJers,

It may be way too early to worry about this but I figure if there are any requirements, I should just as well start working on them, too. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with bringing their pets with them on first point of entry to the US? I'm planning on bringing one or two cats with me.

What are the requirements? Do they hassle you at POE more? Which airlines are pet friendly--allow you to pet carriage as carry-on and with lower fees.

It may be tough for some to understand but I am attached to these creatures. Any animal lovers out there?


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Two second google search brought up a long list of information

this is one

http://www.pettravel...nitedStates.cfm

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Hello VJers,

It may be way too early to worry about this but I figure if there are any requirements, I should just as well start working on them, too. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with bringing their pets with them on first point of entry to the US? I'm planning on bringing one or two cats with me.

What are the requirements? Do they hassle you at POE more? Which airlines are pet friendly--allow you to pet carriage as carry-on and with lower fees.

It may be tough for some to understand but I am attached to these creatures. Any animal lovers out there?

Hi B_and_G

Yes you can bring your pets to the United States but you will need to comply with Federal, state, county and local authorities regulations.

Please read U.S. Customs and Border Protection information on Pets

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/prohibited_restricted.xml#Pets


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I am definately an animal lover honestly I have no idea how it is but I am currently checking all of the possibilities. What I have found out is that if the animal /dog or cat/ is less than 7 kilos it can travel with you in a cage, not in the luggage unit but if it is more than 7 kg things will be more complicated. The price is approximately 50 euro. I have a cocker spaniel - more than 9 kg and he also has epilepsy which makes it even more difficult for him to travel ;o(( I have no idea what I am going to do :(


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Two second google search brought up a long list of information

this is one

http://www.pettravel...nitedStates.cfm

Hi B_and_G

Yes you can bring your pets to the United States but you will need to comply with Federal, state, county and local authorities regulations.

Please read U.S. Customs and Border Protection information on Pets

http://www.cbp.gov/xp/cgov/travel/vacation/kbyg/prohibited_restricted.xml#Pets

Many thanks for these nuggets of information. I have already done a preliminary google search and there is a good deal of info there. A few google pages will tell you that you need a permit from the local Bureau of Animal Industry also. However, I am looking for more anecdotal/experiential replies from those who have actually done this, if there are any out there.

Also, forgot to ask for vet references.


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I am definately an animal lover honestly I have no idea how it is but I am currently checking all of the possibilities. What I have found out is that if the animal /dog or cat/ is less than 7 kilos it can travel with you in a cage, not in the luggage unit but if it is more than 7 kg things will be more complicated. The price is approximately 50 euro. I have a cocker spaniel - more than 9 kg and he also has epilepsy which makes it even more difficult for him to travel ;o(( I have no idea what I am going to do :(

"but if it is more than 7 kg things will be more complicated" That strikes me as really funny... For someone having gone through the immigration process...

And by the way why do animals have an easier immigration process then people... If we stick our Pinoy relatives in a cage, think we can bring them over as

checked luggage? Be alot cheaper and more efficient then the current process.

Regards to all,,,

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Hello VJers,

It may be way too early to worry about this but I figure if there are any requirements, I should just as well start working on them, too. I was wondering if anybody had any experience with bringing their pets with them on first point of entry to the US? I'm planning on bringing one or two cats with me.

What are the requirements? Do they hassle you at POE more? Which airlines are pet friendly--allow you to pet carriage as carry-on and with lower fees.

It may be tough for some to understand but I am attached to these creatures. Any animal lovers out there?

The biggest obstacle is they too must do the CFO seminar, and in our case fluffy had a hard time, and had to go back three times before they gave her the certificate. Good Luck


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The biggest obstacle is they too must do the CFO seminar, and in our case fluffy had a hard time, and had to go back three times before they gave her the certificate. Good Luck

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Many thanks for these nuggets of information. I have already done a preliminary google search and there is a good deal of info there. A few google pages will tell you that you need a permit from the local Bureau of Animal Industry also. However, I am looking for more anecdotal/experiential replies from those who have actually done this, if there are any out there.

Also, forgot to ask for vet references.

One thing to remember as you're going through the requirements, the Philippines is a location your pet must get the screw worm check. Also every country your plan stops in will have its own requirements the airline needs to deal with. From someone checking this out on another forum I belong to, they found their least headache on flights passing through Japan. Hong Kong had some really killer requirements, which was where there first airline choice stopped in.


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Arrival : 2011-09-08
Married : 2011-10-15
AOS
Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
EAD
Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
Bio Complete 3-14-2016
Interview
Oath Taking

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One thing to remember as you're going through the requirements, the Philippines is a location your pet must get the screw worm check. Also every country your plan stops in will have its own requirements the airline needs to deal with. From someone checking this out on another forum I belong to, they found their least headache on flights passing through Japan. Hong Kong had some really killer requirements, which was where there first airline choice stopped in.

This is very helpful. Thanks so much.


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I-129F NOA1 : 2012-03-16

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-07-12

Interview : 2012-09-05

Visa delivered: 2012-09-12

Arrived in US: 2012-10-18

Marriage: 2012-12-10

AOS

Sent: 12/17/12

NOA : 12/24/12

Biometrics: 1/15/12

AP Approved: 2/8/12

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