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Dog bringing to USA from UK

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Fortunately dogs don't need a visa even if they have the intent to immigrate lol. The U.S. doesn't bother with the importing of a pet (dogs or cats), in my experience. They just require that the pet is properly vaccinated and you carry that proof with you just in case you are asked for it.

Also the UK may have rules about the exporting of pets like they do in my country, but the people to find out with is the airline. They also have their own requirements and they can tell you what you will need. Different airlines have different requirements, so you want to check with each since some are more strict than others.

If the dog is small enough he can travel with you in the cabin. However if you plan to fly the pet out alone, it may be problematic because I think the maximum a pet can fly alone is like 4 hours. Again, find out with the airline and check their website as well for all of the info. They not only post their own policy, but also whatever requirements of the countries where you are traveling to/from.

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Also, sometimes they require a health certificate from a vet in addition to the vaccines to certify that the pet is healthy for international travel.

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I hope I am posting in the correct Forum.

Does anyone have advice on bringing their pet dog from UK to USA what is required & cost?

Hi, I used a company in the UK called airpets.com to bring my cat over here & from start to finish they were great, the person that dealt with it was very helpful.



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Hmm...that's odd. Airlines should have a price policy listed. For example JetBlue charges $100 each way last time I checked. Exactly how large is the dog? They may have extra fees if he is particularly big, but I believe most of them charge the same price regardless. Also you haven't mentioned if you will be flying with the pet or if you plan on flying him out alone, because that is also a defining factor. The airline should have the policy on their website somewhere, try using the search feature. Which airlines in particular are you considering?

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