Domestic/International Travel

International Travel with Pets

Before coming in for your pet’s physical exam for travel, please carefully review our list of items to ensure you are prepared for the visit:

  • Examination appointments should be made at maximum 10 days prior to the date of departure.
  • Origin & Destination full addresses and contact phone numbers
  • Previous medical history (if this will be your pet’s first visit)
  • Proof of vaccines with current Rabies certificate, vaccine must be given 21 days prior to travel date if destination country follows the European Union’s regulations for import
  • Proof of microchip application and date
  • Contact the USDA to find out if any additional paperwork outside of the USDA’s 7001 form will be needed for the destination country. Contact info is listed below for the main offices working with the DC metro area. In many cases, the embassy of the destination country may provide information. Contact info: email vspsva@aphis.usda.gov or by phone 804‐343‐2567.
  • USDA website for more information: Travel With A Pet
Note: Due to the length and complication of these forms, additional business days may be required for completion. Please allow for this extra time when scheduling your visit.


USDA Locations Servicing the DC Metro area:

USDA, APHIS, VS
Federal Bldg
400 N. 8th Street, Ste. 726
Richmond, VA 23219
vspsva@aphis.usda.gov
(804) 343-2567 or (804) 343-2560
USDA, APHIS, VS – Exports
500 New Karner Road
2nd Floor
Albany, NY 12205
VSPSNY@aphis.usda.gov
(518) 218-7540

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