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Saint Kitts and Nevis - Obtain a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet)

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Importing your pets:

  1. Have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian: You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Saint Kitts and Nevis will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be the one who will issue the pet passport.
  2. If you are outside Saint Kitts and Nevis : You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest Embassy of Saint Kitts and Nevis in the country you are currently staying. The office may be able to provide you with information about pet passports and import permit for pets.
  3. When making arrangements to transport your pet: Make sure that you have all the required documents, and got in touch with the authority responsible with the import/export of live animals in the country where your pet will be coming from and in Saint Kitts and Nevis. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.
  4. Import Permit: An application form must be completed and submitted to the office of the Chief Veterinary Officer (CVO) to obtain an import permit. A link is provided under "Documents to Use" section which you can use to download the form.
  5. Arrival in Saint Kitts and Nevis: A Health Certificate issued by an accredited veterinarian within 72 hours of arrival, must accompany the animal.

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Required Documents[edit]

Import permit:

  • Completed application form
  • Two consecutive rabies titre with results greater than or equal to (> or =) 0.5 I.U/mL from the RABIES/RFFIT/FAVN Laboratory (Kansas State University for U.S.A Applicants).
  • B.A health certificate issued by the Veterinary Authority or Government Veterinarian of the exporting country within 30 days of the date of arrival (in the case of the U.S.A, this is the U.S.D.A Export Health Certificate). The health certificate must have the seal or stamp of the exporting country for international travel and must include:
    • A full description of the animal including implanted microchip number.
    • Records of last rabies vaccinations including name of vaccine, lot/serial number, expiration date and route of administration.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Chief Veterinary Officer
P. O. Box 39, Veterinary Services
Department of Agriculture
Basseterre, St. Kitts, West Indies
Phone: (869) 465-2110
Fax: (869) 465-2928
Primary email: [email protected]
Secondary email: [email protected]

Saint Kitts and Nevis - Embassies Overseas

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All animals to be imported into St. Kitts and Nevis must be identified with an AVID, Home Again or ISO compatible electronic microchip implant. The microchip number must be included on all relevant documents including written application form, blood samples submitted for rabies testing and on results of the rabies tests.

Please note that the following dogs will not be permitted to enter the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis:

  • Pit Bull Terrier/ Staffordshire Terrier
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Presa Canario
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Japanese Tosa
  • American Bull Dog


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Documents to Use[edit]


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Need for the Document[edit]

This procedure provides you information on how you can bring your pet dogs and cats to Saint Kitts and Nevis and how can you obtain a Pet Passport and import permit for pets.

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External Links[edit]

St. Kitts Tourism

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