If you wish to bring a pet into the UK from other countries you must do so after meeting the Pet Quarantine Laws. The Laws have changed after 1 January 2012. The newer Laws are more in line with the recommendations of the European Union. We will look at these Laws in more detail below, keeping in line with the knowledge and experience of the best immigration law solicitors.
Laws before 1 January 2012:-
Pets that are susceptible to rabies such as cats and dogs must spend at least six months in quarantines if they are not eligible for entry in the UK as per the Pet Travel Scheme. Furthermore, if your pet does not qualify for entry in the UK you will have to apply for an import licence prior to your inbound trip. The cost of quarantining your pet will also be your responsibility and it can be quiet expensive. According to the best immigration law solicitors, in order for a pet to be allowed to enter the UK you must make sure that:-
- It is brought in from EU countries and only selected non EU countries.
- Must be fitted with a microchip for identification purposes.
- Must have been vaccinated against rabies, followed by a blood test.