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Schleswig-Holstein

Pets: Import - Permit

Source: Zuständigkeitsfinder Schleswig-Holstein (Linie6PLus)

Service Description

If you want to import a pet (an animal that accompanies you and is not intended for sale or transfer) from another country, you will need an official veterinary permit.

For dogs, cats and ferrets, special requirements apply:

  • The animal is identified by a tattoo or transponder.
  • The animal has a valid rabies vaccination

These conditions do not apply to:

  • invertebrates,
  • tropical ornamental fish, amphibians, reptiles,
  • birds (excluding poultry), or
  • Rodents and domestic rabbits.

The permit (ID) must be carried at the time of importation.


Who should I contact?
  • To the veterinary offices (official veterinarians) of the districts or independent cities or
  • to the border inspection post through which the animal is to be imported.
Which documents are required?

Required for dogs, cats and ferrets:

  • Proof of a valid rabies vaccination (complete basic immunization, booster vaccinations not older than 12 months),
  • EU pet passport.
What are the fees?

The fees are determined according to the respective cost and fee schedule. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis

Articles 1 to 25 of Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 on the animal health conditions governing the non-commercial movement of pet animals.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

Who should I contact?

  • To the veterinary offices (official veterinarians) of the districts or independent cities or
  • to the border inspection post through which the animal is to be imported.

Which documents are required?

Required for dogs, cats and ferrets:

  • Proof of a valid rabies vaccination (complete basic immunization, booster vaccinations not older than 12 months),
  • EU pet passport.

What are the fees?

The fees are determined according to the respective cost and fee schedule. Detailed information on this can be obtained from the competent authority.

Legal basis

Articles 1 to 25 of Regulation (EC) No 998/2003 on the animal health conditions governing the non-commercial movement of pet animals.

Author

The text was automatically translated based on the German content.

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