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When relocating to South Africa permanently or for a limited period of time, many pet owners wish to bring their cats, dogs or birds along. Whilst this is generally possible, the relevant permits need to be obtained prior to entry. Since the first of July 2005 cats, dogs, reptiles and primates imported into South Africa need to have been implanted with a microchip for identification.
After receipt of the relevant import permit and prior to travelling, an authorised government veterinarian needs to complete a health certificate, confirming that the animal is healthy and that necessary vaccinations have been given. The veterinarian certifies the vaccination pass.
IMCOSA offers the following service in this context: