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Iran, Islamic Republic of (IR)

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Importing country requirements

It is the exporter's responsibility to ensure that the animal meets the importing country requirements.

Contact the Iran Veterinary Organisation (IVO) or the Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Iran in Canberra for information about the process required to import animals into Iran from Australia.

Where an importing country issues an import permit, the exporter must ensure the animal meets any requirements in the permit.

Health requirements

Health certificate

The original veterinary health certificate issued by a state veterinarian of the country of origin is required. The health certificate must state no rabies in Australia for the last six months.

Other requirements

Document requirements

The following requirements were sourced from the Customs regulations on animals of the Quarantine Division of the Veterinary Department of Tehran:

  • An international health certificate containing microchip number (for birds) issued by veterinary organization of the country of origin must be furnished. The date of issue must not be more than seven days on the date it is being furnished.
  • Health identification card of the animal (in original and copy duplicates) containing explanations about vaccination of the animal especially rabies vaccine must be presented.
  • The first page of passport musts be furnished (in original and copy duplicates)
  • In case of failure to present any of the aforementioned documents or in case of detection of an illness symptom, that animal is not allowed to be discharge.

Transport requirements

The importing country may have specific transport requirements and you should check this.

Pre and post arrival quarantine requirements

The importing country may have specific pre and post arrival quarantine requirements and you should check this.

Return to Australia

If your animal is returning to Australia, you should make yourself familiar with the Department’s requirements for importing live animals into Australia. This is important as your animal may have been exposed to diseases that do not occur in Australia.

Basis for Micor entry

Based on importing country website and information.

Entry last reviewed 21 October 2021.

Latest updates

Last updated: 31/03/2023 12:45 AMCreated: 15/01/2015 12:47 PM