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If you want to learn about international shipping to the UK, you’ve come to the right place. Moving your pets to the UK can seem daunting at first, with all the countries strict rules and veterinary guidelines. The strict timing of veterinary appointments is critical and can be difficult to manage on your own. Listed below are some of the main guidelines that must be followed before entering the UK with your pet.


  • Pet Passport or Health Certificate
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination against rabies
  • Tapeworm treatment
  • In some cases a Blood Test

Pet Transporter or Agents

If all the requirements are not met there is the risk of your pet not being allowed into the UK. This will lead to your pet either being sent back to the country it flew in from or being held in quarantine for a period of up to 4 months. You will also be responsible for any fees or charges associated with this.

If you are still unsure of what you can or cant bring, please email us for advice or visit the Government Website.

We suggest using a Pet shipping agent to handle this process as it can become quite complex. These experts will arrange all necessary steps from your home country to arriving in the UK. There knowledge of the UK customs laws will help you save time and money, and will help sort any paperwork required to avoid any hiccups at customs.

The benefit of moving to the UK with Emigrate to the UK is we have several pet transport agents that we have partnered with. We will search the market for the best deal at the time of your application to get this in place, we are not just a service for you arriving here, but for the entire duration until permanent residency.

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