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Health certification

The requirements for the import of dogs and cats into India can be found in the below link:

Please note, in addition to the Australian health certificate, the Indian Government requirements

For accompanied pets (i.e. for pet dogs/cats physically accompanied on the flight by their owner. Note maximum of two pets per passenger is allowed. 3 or more animals is considered a commercial movement):

  • A 'No Objection Certificate' from the Indian Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying and Fisheries (DAHD) is very strongly advised.

For unaccompanied animals or commercial movement:

  • An Import License issued by the Indian Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT).
  • An import permit issued by DAHD.
  • A 'No Objection Certificate' from DAHD is very strongly advised.


Protocol last negotiated

AUG 1989

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Last updated: 1/04/2023 11:41 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:46 PM