Jun 20

Update on importing your pets… from a reader

by in Pets to India Info

Just posted by S Menon

“Dear all friends

I am just telling my side,whatever Anne Waltham telling is the real truth.India govt is no longer accepting pet to India from any where in the world except under a few conditions:

1.Indian nationals who is relocating to India after 2 years of continues stay and also only getting an affidavit from Indian consulate

2.re import permit (Those people already took their pet when they left India to other country)

3. obtaining a licence from govt of India called DEFT licence or something like that and it is very very hard and expensive so far cost around $6000.00

Where as our dog is the luckiest dog in the world, we have been taking her every year from New York to India because she was in India¬†¬† when this rule was imposed and they issued a certificate for her that her country of origin is India. “

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5 Responses to “Update on importing your pets… from a reader”

  1. From Lori:

    We are moving to India in January and understand that we’ll need a DGFT license (in addition to the NOC) to import our pet parrot. We’ve been in contact with our Embassy who is also having trouble getting information from DGFT/AQCS. They keep telling us we need to apply for the DGFT license online but no one can tell us how. The online DGFT page is quite a mess and there is no clear way of knowing which form is the correct form for the DGFT license application.

    Does anyone here had any success or more information on how to get a DGFT license? By the way, I know there is a fee but just want to put it out there that the $6000 fee is usually the fee a broker will charge to do this for you, and not the fee of the license application itself.

    There’s a lot of misinformation on the internet as the policies are really unclear… Any help we can get would be really appreciated!

    Posted on September 13, 2017 at 4:34 pm #
  2. From chrisandcin:

    $6000 is a lot for a fee, try another pet import again. Have you tried on one of the ones on these pages … I know I need to make a list of agents on one single page dont I!

    Cant even imagine having a pet parrot in India and the drama of trying to get food for it. Dont see many parrots in per stores or the horrible pet markets.

    Posted on September 15, 2017 at 6:02 am #
  3. From Anne Waltham:

    Lori, I will call aqcs for you and ask them clearly how to get the dgft licence

    Posted on September 23, 2017 at 7:46 pm #
  4. From Anne Waltham:

    No one should have to pay for these nocs. Aqcs is trying to simplify so that people don’t have to pay. I deal with them regularly now, taking my dog out n back in twice a year

    Posted on September 23, 2017 at 7:48 pm #
  5. From Anne Waltham:

    Ps. You can bring a dog in if you are not an Indian national. However, you have to prove you have been out of the country for two years and are relocating, or as they put it ‘transferring residence” to india

    Posted on September 23, 2017 at 7:56 pm #

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