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Hi,

 

This is a little off topic but since I am applying for a partner visa I figured I would ask in here. Has anyone had any experience with pet relocation (dog) to Australia, in particular from the USA. Did you use a relocation company? How was your experience?

 

We have a 2 year old King Charles mix that we cannot leave behind and beginning to look into the process, I just know with Australia's strict quarantine laws it can at times be a challenge.

 

Thanks in advance!

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So the news is not great, but not all bad.

 

Australia has very strict (read fascist) Biosecurity policies.  We are an Island and do not have a lot of the contagions, pests and diseases that the Rest of World (ROW) has.  Specifically with a dog, Rabies.  Here is the information sheet, http://www.agriculture.gov.au/SiteCollectionDocuments/about/media-centre/on-the-record/importing-dogs-into-australia.pdf

 

The key with pets is to make sure they go through the required tests, chipping and isolation BEFORE they fly.  Its a paperwork war.  Read the requirements, get an AQIS approved vet in the USA to do the certificates and it will be easy.

 

A lot of foreigners laugh at our biosecurity laws and restrictions, trust me when I say that when you arrive AQIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service) will not be laughing.  its serious mum.


 

 

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Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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Hi,

 

This is a little off topic but since I am applying for a partner visa I figured I would ask in here. Has anyone had any experience with pet relocation (dog) to Australia, in particular from the USA. Did you use a relocation company? How was your experience?

 

We have a 2 year old King Charles mix that we cannot leave behind and beginning to look into the process, I just know with Australia's strict quarantine laws it can at times be a challenge.

 

Thanks in advance!

Yes Australia has strict rules for dogs as where dogs are strictly not allowed then there will be a sign board. But theres nothing with Relocating your pet. They have great service for that.

 

Thanks

Sukhwinder Singh

lweconsultant.com

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Yes Australia has strict rules for dogs as where dogs are strictly not allowed then there will be a sign board. But theres nothing with Relocating your pet. They have great service for that.

 

Thanks

Sukhwinder Singh

lweconsultant.com

I think you are referring to Dog in Public laws in Australia. The post was about importing a dog to Australia.  

 

Do not get confused.  When importing any live animal (dog, cats horses, fish) into Australia, there are very strict, complex, sometimes expensive and lengthy procedures the owner must follow.

 

There are specialist freight companies, accredited by AQIS that can handle the whole process door to door.

 

A friend of mine recently returned from Thailand with their dog.  The dog was sent to Singapore 8 weeks ahead of the owners, stayed in quarantine in Singapore for 8 weeks, then shipped to Australia. When the dog arrived it then spent another 2 weeks in quarantine in Sydney.  The poor dog had 6 veterinary exams, 4 blood tests.  The total cost (including airfares for the dog) was AUD$8500.  Its not cheap.   But price and difficulty varies depending on where the dog is coming from.


 

 

Disclaimer:

Makes me sick, in the fact that I must include a disclaimer. All opinions, advice and comments expressed by me are of my own personal opinion, and not that of a Immigration Agent, Lawyer, or related professional. They are given in the spirit intended, as an independant contributor, to a public forum. No implied, or expressed guarantee or undertaking as to accuracy or relevance is given.

 

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