We specialize in pet immigration to New Zealand.

To meet pet import New Zealand requirements, pets must have:

  • Can only be transferred when being a cargo
  • Tell us your plan 5-6 months before your planned departure
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • IATA-standard crates required
  • New Zealand pet health certificate
  • Other treatments
  • Blood tests
  • New Zealand pet quarantine – reserve quarantine facilities (10days)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)
  • New Zealand pet import requirements (import permit)

 If you are interested in bringing pets to New Zealand, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with information about your pet travel needs, in order to assist us in creating a personalized pet relocation plan for you. If you have further inquiries or questions, you may send us a message through our contact form or contact our professional consultant directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131.

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Pet Immigration to New Zealand - What Should I Do?

Pet Relocation to New Zealand

Planning to immigrate to New Zealand is becoming increasingly popular, and for pet owners, the desire to bring their furry friends with them is just as strong. However, the process of pet transport to New Zealand is highly regulated and involves complex procedures, which can discourage many pet owners from attempting it. If you are considering bringing your pets from Hong Kong to New Zealand, it is crucial to understand the pet transport process in advance to ensure a smooth transition.

PET TRAVEL has provided a summary of the entry requirements and regulations for pets entering New Zealand below. We hope this information will assist you in successfully transporting your pets to New Zealand, allowing you and your furry companions to start your new life in this beautiful island country.”

To successfully bring pet to New Zealand, it is essential that all the following requirements are met:

  • Can only be transferred when being a cargo
  • Tell us your plan 5-6 months before your planned departure
  • Microchip
  • Vaccination and Vaccination Record
  • IATA standard crate required
  • Official New Zealand Animal Health Certificate
  • Other treatments
  • blood test
  • Reserve quarantine facilities (10days)
  • Dog license (For dogs only)

 If you are interested in using our services, please fill out our quotation request form and provide us with information about your pet travel needs, in order to assist us in creating a personalized pet relocation plan for you. If you have further inquiries or questions, you may send us a message through our contact form or contact our professional consultant directly through WhatsApp at +852 6358 3131 for pet relocation to New Zealand.

Steps for taking pets to New Zealand

To bring your pets entering New Zealand, you must notify PET TRAVEL’s pet immigration experts and complete the pet immigration process at least 4.5-6 months before departure. You also need to contact the airline in advance to arrange for the pet transport to New Zealand and book a flight. Some direct flights to New Zealand only accept pets in the cargo hold and do not allow them to be brought into the cabin or treated as special baggage. If your budget allows, you can also choose pet travel to New Zealand by private plane.

Before leaving, you need to have an electronic pet identification (EPI) microchip implanted in your pets and take them to a veterinarian for pre-flight health checks, including obtaining a pet health certificate New Zealand and arranging for parasite treatment. You also need to undergo a border biosecurity check (obtaining an MPI veterinarian inspection form).

Once all the required documents for pet transport to New Zealand are prepared, you can hand over your pets to the airline and complete the pet check-in procedures before the flight takes off. After your pets arrive in New Zealand, they will need to undergo at least 10 days of quarantine inspection.”

PET TRAVEL assists you in handling procedures for pet import to New Zealand

Some pet owners want to bring their pets to immigrate to New Zealand; some qualified pet owners also want to book a private jet for their pet’s immigration to New Zealand. If you are too busy to handle the procedures for pet import to New Zealand yourself, PET TRAVEL can assist you in handling the process. Want to know which is the best way to immigrate your pets to New Zealand? What is the cost of moving pets to New Zealand? How much does it cost to immigrate pets to New Zealand? Please contact PET TRAVEL, we will help you to understand the procedures for pet immigration to New Zealand.

How to judge which is the best way to immigrate pets to New Zealand? First, take a look at the services that PET TRAVEL’s pet transport New Zealand team can provide for you.

Personalized and attentive follow-up and assistance: Our company will assign a pet immigration expert to customize a pet immigration plan for you one-on-one. We will provide one-stop service, including arranging vaccine injections, booking pet flights, preparing necessary entry and exit documents, providing IATA-approved pet carriers, and arranging pet immigration routes to New Zealand.

Flight check: Our pet immigration service includes checking all necessary flight information, whether it is a pet flight to New Zealand or a private jet for pet immigration to New Zealand, to ensure that your beloved pets can safely reach their destination. We will directly contact the airline and local customs department to minimize unnecessary troubles for your pets during the journey, recommend the most suitable airline and route for your pet, explain in detail which pet travel carrier you need, and explain how much paperwork and veterinary preparation work is needed, so that you can get an accurate estimate.

Door-to-door pick-up and delivery service: You can arrange for your pet to be picked up from anywhere and easily go to the airport. When your pet arrives, we will ensure that they are transported in a temperature-controlled vehicle to their destination.

Pet immigration to New Zealand documents: Our expert team will arrange for pet vaccinations, official health certificates, and other requirements to ensure that your pet can safely and comfortably arrive in New Zealand.

PET TRAVEL will provide you with a detailed breakdown of the cost of pet immigration to New Zealand and make it clear in advance the price of pet immigration to New Zealand, with absolutely no hidden fees.

The cost of pet immigration to New Zealand is not high, and your time and energy are even more precious. PET TRAVEL can help you to plan your pet’s immigration route to New Zealand, arrange for your pet to enter New Zealand, book a private jet for your pet’s immigration to New Zealand, and if you decide to handle the procedures for pet immigration to New Zealand, want to bring your pet’s ashes into New Zealand, trust PET TRAVEL, we will provide affordable pet immigration fees to help you smoothly immigrate cats and dogs to New Zealand.

How long does it take to prepare the documents?

For our pet immigration to New Zealand service, we recommend that you notify us at least 4.5 months before departure. We need time to prepare import/export documents and contact airlines and customs. Airlines need to reserve pet cargo/overweight baggage for your pet.

Does my pet need a pet passport?

There is no pet passport available in Hong Kong or China. Pet passports are only applicable to pets from the US, UK, and EU countries, which allow cats and dogs to be brought out of the UK and into other EU countries. Additional requirements may apply for certain countries/regions.

 In Hong Kong or China, we will have a pet health certificate instead of a pet passport for importing and exporting to foreign countries. The pet health certificate for New Zealand pet immigration should completed and issued by an official or authorized veterinarian, and then signed by the supervising authority. It is valid for 1-14 days from the date of issuance by the official veterinarian until the day of the document and identity check at the port of entry for travelers. The health certificate should include the pet’s name, microchip number, pet identity, and vaccination records. For more information on New Zealand pet import, please consult our professional team.

What else does my pet need besides vaccinations?

In addition to vaccination preparation and export documents, your pet may also require an import permit to enter specific countries/regions. Some countries require the assistance of a pet immigration company to prepare these import documents. If you require this service, please feel free to contact our professional team for assistance.

What documents do airlines need?

The airline will require the original pet health certificate from a veterinarian, your pet’s vaccination records, the declaratory letter from the live animal consignor, and the air waybill for cargo. When importing and exporting from Hong Kong, you may also need an airline certificate (Captain’s Declaration). At Pet Travel, we can assist you in preparing all of these documents and contacting the airline and relevant immigration departments before you and your pet travel New Zealand.

Should I do it all myself?

Of course you can. Many people try to save money by moving their pets themselves, but they often make a lot of mistakes. If you’re moving to another country and not familiar with their pet import policies, you’ll ultimately suffer because of your pet. While you could do it yourself, if you make a mistake and don’t cross it, your animal will suffer. You’ll end up paying more than you think, including the cost of moving pets to New Zealand.

By using our service to relocate your pet, you can save a lot of time, stress, and headaches. We handle all the paperwork, so you don’t have to. Pet moving is our area of expertise, and we know more about pet moving than anyone else. We treat every step as if it were our own pet and welcome every challenge with a smile.

Is it safe for my pet to fly?

Traveling by air is as safe for pets as it is for people. Airlines require pets to travel in containers that comply with the International Air Transport Association (IATA) Live Animal Regulations and with specific airline guidelines. All of these things are designed to help ensure the safety and comfort of your pet while traveling. In some cases, your pet may not be allowed to travel in the cabin with you. Your pet will travel in a special cargo compartment within the aircraft. This compartment is both climate-controlled as well as pressurized, so your pet will be safe and comfortable. It is on the same air circulation system as the cabin.

Can you reduce pet travel anxiety?

Our Policy is to transport your pet with the minimum amount of stress involved. We will find the most direct route available, with little time spent confined in the kennel as possible. Additionally, there are certain products you can purchase, such as Feliway, which is a natural pheromone to induce a calmer state.

Will my pet be stressed from the flight?

Your pet will be pleased to see you and will probably enjoy a good meal at the end of their flight, but most animals travel very well and relax throughout the flight. There are more than a million pets that fly safely every year worldwide, and the captain will act appropriately if there are any animals aboard.

Can I take my cat on holiday with me?

We can let you know if this is possible if you let us know which airline you will be flying with and on which day. We will make every effort to book cargo space on the same flight as your pet. To avoid you incurring unnecessary costs, it is advisable for us to check availability for pets before you book your own flight if you wish to travel at the same time

Can my pet travel with adaptive collars/or flat collars?

It is advised by every airline that pets do not travel wearing a collar of any kind as they are deemed a choking hazard. However, they will be able to travel with the containers attached to their airline-approved crate in order to be able to refit them when they reach their destination. 

Can my dog/cat fly alone?

Yes, your dog/cat can be booked as manifest cargo and can fly alone to most locations.

Do I have access to my pet during the flight?

Both passengers and crew are not permitted access to the cargo hold. During refueling and transit stops, passengers will not be permitted access to their pets.

What if my pet needs to urinate during the flight?

Unfortunately, little accidents sometimes do happen, so the crates are lined with absorbable puppy training pads to help soak up any little accidents that do occur. Like humans, your pet may experience a little dehydration during the flight, which will reduce the need for urination. Also, do not feed your pet the morning before travel as this may increase the risk of defecation or vomiting.

How to book with pet ticket with airlines?
First, you must make sure all the important documents are ready for your pet. You must have your pet microchipped and rabies vaccination and vaccination record for airlines. Airlines need to have all documents prepared so they could book the pet cargo/ excess baggage for you, as they do not want your hassle from the trip. The customs would not accept pets import their countries if the documents are not well prepared, your pet may have to quarantine or even be banned for import their countries, your pet may need to turn back to your origin. Hence, airlines need all documents ready so they could reserve a seat for your pet. 
Lastly, it is important to note that some airlines will not allow you to book directly with them to fly your cat internationally to some countries. Instead, you’ll be required to hire a pet-shipping company with an airline account. This is because they want to have the assurance that the import procedures and paperwork were completed correctly to avoid any penalties or fees.
What is the difference between ‘Excess Baggage’ and ‘Air Cargo’?

When you travel with your pet and you both check in at the passenger terminal, this is termed ‘excess baggage,’ however, your pet will still travel in the animal hold. Air Cargo can be used when you travel with your pet or if your pet is traveling without you. Your pet will be checked in through the cargo terminal at your departing airport and the cargo terminals of modern-day airports are used to handling and caring for animals. Some even have specialized rooms for holding animals.

Why my pet could not travel in cabin/ excess baggage with me on the same flight?
Although several airlines, domestic and international, accept pets as carry-on or excess baggage, you could travel with them. Carry-on pets must adhere to strict size restrictions, along with limitations regarding available space (both on board the airplane and in the cargo hold). Most airlines place a strict limit on the number of pets that can travel in the plane’s cabin. Several will only allow one or two animals per flight.
Normally, airlines only accept cats and small dogs travel in the cabin with their owner, their weight must be < 8kg (17lbs) and the owner must put them in either a small soft pet container or IATA approved pet crate. One important thing you must know, some breeds like bulldog, wolf-dog and snub-nosed pets like exotic shorthair and pugs may be restricted by airlines. You may check with the airlines if you would like to travel with your pet in the cabin. 
For traveling in the baggage compartment (excess baggage), airlines could accept pets under 32kg -40kg to travel as excess baggage with the same flight. However, some countries may be restricted for pet travel as excess baggage due to their pet import policy, some countries may even do not accept pets for importing their countries. You have to reach the airline for further enquiries if you do not want to travel separately with your pets. If airlines do not accept pet travel on the same flight, you have to ship your dog in Manifest Cargo by the airlines’ cargo service. 
One key point to note, airlines may NOT ACCEPT pet travel in-cabin with TRANSIT Flight (Connecting Flight) from different airlines, some airlines may even serve pets in a direct flight.  Due to the COVID19 pandemic, some airlines have stopped pet check-in and limit pet travel.
For pet travel in cargo separately, the cost will be straightly expensive than pet travel in the baggage compartment or travel in a cabin. Your pet must be put in the IATA-approved pet crate and follow the LAR (Live Animal Regulations) by airlines.
In addition to large and giant breed dogs traveling in extremely large crates, some passenger aircraft aren’t able to handle such oversized cargo. Keep in mind that the airlines must adhere to the International Animal Transport Association’s Live Animal Regulations (IATA/LAR) and they will require you to do the same. Taking your pet on the plane with you seems to be an attractive, affordable option. However, be aware that you run the very real risk of your pet missing the flight if there is no space available onboard or in cargo, or if you have not complied with the IATA/LAR.
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