Dec 18, 2008, 11:24 AM
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Many of you have asked to see this, so here is a translation (as direct as I can make it) of the official regulations to import pets into the country. To see the regulations in Spanish, go to the government's page: http://188.8.131.52/default.asp?id=623
Importation of Pets: official regulations
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Regulations for the importation of pets into Mexico:
In agreement with the legislation and animal health standardization, in Mexico dogs and cats (mascots) are treated alike. If the mascot is smaller than three months, it requires of a Certificate of Health * If the mascot is greater than three months, it requires of a Certificate of Health* and Vaccination Card where it specifies that the vaccine against rabies was applied to him within the last 12 months. These documents must appear in original and copies.
It is very important to make sure that the documents agree with the data (age, race, color, sex, etc.) of your pet, so as not to have misfortunes in the proceedings to enter Mexico. * The Certificate of Health must appear on the printed letterhead or Professional Certificate of the Veterinary Doctor who signs it, dated no more than five days prior to entry, and must indicate the state of health of the mascot.
1.- When arriving in Mexico, you must go to the Office of Inspection of Farming Health, located within the airport or at the border, with the mascot and its documents.
2. - The mascot will be reviewed physically by Official Personnel of Farming Health of the Secretariat of Agriculture Cattle ranch, Rural Development, Fishing and Alimentación (SAGARPA) and if you come from a country with presence of aphthous fever or zones of risk, a prophylactic treatment will be applied to him, some without cost.
3. - If the mascot fulfills the requirements aforementioned, the Animal health Certificate for Import will be provided: official health document that allows the entrance of the mascot to the country.
4. - The proceeding for the import of one or two mascots is free. When there are more than 2 pets, $1,468 pesos will be due to cover the cost of the Animal health Certificate for Import.
6. You can consult the requirements of the Services of Tributary Administration (the SAT) for passengers at the following page : http://www.aduanas.sat.gob.mx/...xico/2008/index.html.
What happens if you do not have any documents when arriving int Mexico? Your mascot will have to remain in our office until a veterinary doctor reviews and certifies the state of health of the mascot and applies the anti-rabies vaccine to continue with the import proceeding. This can precipitiate misfortunes and costs that you will have to assume. What happens if it presents/displays some plague or infectious/contagious disease? Mascot will have to remain in our facilities; you have to pay for laboratory analysis and if the laboratory determines that the animal suffers a plague or exotic disease, we will have to apply some treatment. In case the animal presents a disease or plague that can cause death, their sacrifice will be done immediately. The costs that the process generates must be covered by the owner of the mascot.
What happens if you have an animal of another species like mascot for example reptiles, melodious birds, ferrets, turtles, rabbits? You will need to fulfill special requirements, established in the pages of animal health requirements, that are provided in writing in the offices of the state delegations of the Secretariat of Agriculture, Cattle ranch, Rural Development, Fishing and Feeding or in the Main directorate of Health Animal located in: Street San Lorenzo no. 1151, Ground floor Cabbage Santa Cruz Atoyac, Of. Benito Juárez CP. 03310, Mexico, DF. Schedule of opening - Monday through Friday of 09:00 to 13:00 hrs. Telephone: (55) 59051070 or (55) 59051071
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