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Iran Pet Passport & Import Regulations

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Pet Microchip

pet microchip

To import a dog or cat to Iran, your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784/11785 compliant pet microchip that is a 15 digit and non-encrypted. If your pet's microchip is not ISO compliant, you can either bring your own microchip scanner.

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pet rabies vaccination

Your cat or dog must be vaccinated for rabies and other diseases between 30 days and 12 months prior to entering the country.

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Import Permit

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An import permit must be filed with Veterinary Services. The permit must be filed in person; it cannot be filed online.

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Rabies Titer Test

Blood Titer Test

A rabies titer test is not required to enter Iran from any country.

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Health Certificate

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Shortly before travel, a Veterinary Health Certificate for Iran must be completed. An authorization from Iran Veterinary organization is required before entering the country.


Internal and External Parasite Treatment

tapeworm treatment

An internal and external parasite treatment is not required prior to entering Iran but is recommended due to availability of these products in the country.


Entering Iran by Air


Pets must enter Iran via Tehran Imam Khomeini International Airport. Dogs and cats can arrive in the cabin, as checked baggage. It has been reported to us that pets may not enter Iran as air cargo; but you can confirm this with your airline. If your dog or cat is small enough it may travel in the cabin with you or it can go as checked baggage. That situation is subject to change and you should check with the Iranian Consulate prior to travel.

All domestic dogs and cats must be free of evidence of disease communicable to humans when examined at the entry airport. If your pet is not in apparent good health, further examination by a licensed veterinarian may be required at your expense.

Whenever your pet travels to a foreign country like Iran, it is always advisable to carry some form of identification indicating ownership of your cat.


Banned Breeds

Banned Dogs in Iran

Iran does not publish a list of banned dog breeds.


Other Animals

rabbits turtles other animals

Birds, invertebrates, tropical fish, reptiles, amphibia, mammals such as rodents and rabbits are not subject to requirements of rabies vaccination, but may have to meet other requirements and should have a health certificate to enter Iran. Pet owners are strongly advised to seek further information from the relevant authority of their country and/or that of the country of destination



CITES endangered turtle

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES).  You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.


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To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting. 

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