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moving to Serbia with my small dog

25 10:07:02

Within a year, we are moving to Serbia and would love to take our little dog with us. We need to know exactly what papers we need for him and also what vaccine.

Hi Elene,

Thanks for your inquiry and I apologize for the delay.  I have been checking on the latest import requirements for Serbia for you.

Requirements for importing pets into Serbia are:

-Pet passport/General vaccination information (rabies, DHPP, bordatella, etc.)
-must have microchip
-International Health certificate certificate from official or government approved veterinarian that pets are rabies free.

Rabies vaccination can't be less than 15 days and not older than 6 months at the time of importation.
In Serbia ahead of time you will need to obtain import quarantine permit and import permit.
This may take up to 20 days, unfortunately the veterinarian sanitary inspection isn't very quick.
To apply for these permits you'll need to contact a service like ours or a customs agent who will need the address  where you will live in Belgrade, tel. number in Belgrade, full name and a copy of your passport.

In permit will be stated any special requirements for quarantine and for import, if any.

Import permit is valid for 3 months from date of issuing.

If consignee is not Serbian citizen, our customs agent advises the following:

By immigration law owner/consignee needs to go to our police and give them address where he will live in Belgrade and
they will issue him so called 'white card' with his name and address. That must be done within 24 hours from his/her entry to Serbia.
We need to have white card prior to import (need to show that to customs at airport for clearance).
Customs duties and taxes must be paid by consignee.
When pet is imported some vet stations, in certain municipalities require additional check up of the pet.
Quarantine is done at owner's address in Serbia and it is 21 days long. Pet is at all times with their owner.
As soon as pet arrives to owners home in Serbia, the owner needs to contact vet station in his municipality and inform them that pet has arrived and that quarantine period starts. Some vet stations are insisting in having an additional check up of the pet during quarantine period.

I hope this helps.  If you'd like to get a quote for our door-to-door services for a pet relocation to Belgrade, feel free to email me directly: rachel[at]petrelocation[dot]com.