Consulado General del Uruguay

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Entering the country with pets

DOGS AND CATS 

  1. Full name and address of the owner
  2. Description of the animal for the purpose of identification (name, breed, sex, age, size, coat, and marks).
  3. International Health Certificate issued by a Veterinary Doctor, certifying that the said animal is free from infectious, contagious or parasitic diseases. This certificate will be valid and accepted, only when issued and signed within ten (10) days prior to the time of the pet's arrival in Uruguay. In accordance with Article 473 of the Law 16.266 (October 1991), CONSULAR INTERVENTIONS ON SUCH DOCUMENTS ARE NO LONGER REQUIRED.
  4. Rabies vaccination for canines and felines older than 3 months of age. Such vaccine will have to be applied at least 30 days prior to the animal's arrival in Uruguay, and will be considered expired one year after the last shot.
  5. Canine specific cases: certificate of vaccination against "taenia echinococcus granulozus" using praziquantel, 50 mg. for every 22.05 lbs of weight, administered within a minimum of 72 hours and a maximum of 30 days prior to entering the country.
  6. Two color photographs of the pet: place one on the International Health Certificate issued by the veterinarian (see #2). The other photograph will be requested by Customs Officials upon arrival.

In the event that the presence of the animal in national territory will be shorter than 30 days, the same certificates and documents will be valid for its departure. If the stay will be longer, all documentation needs to be processed within 10 days prior to its departure, at the Offices of the Ministerio de Ganaderí­a, Agricultura, y Pesca (Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishing), located on San Fructuoso 897, Montevideo. (Tel: 203-48-22)

BIRDS

In order to enter birds, such as Amazonian parrots, the interested party should:

  • Obtain a Permit from CITES (Convention on the International Trade of Endangered Species) for the export of the bird. For further information, visit the web page www.cites.org
  • Once the permit is granted by CITES, the applicant has to send a letter to the Office of Animal Health. Such letter should include the following:
  1. The request from the applicant asking for the authorization for the bird's entry into Uruguay
  2. The CITES Export Permit (including the number assigned by the admin officials of CITES)
  3. The length of time that the applicant has had the bird in his/her possession
  4. Time and location where such bird was acquired or purchased
  5. Details of the flight scheduled to travel to Uruguay
  6. Residence address in Uruguay
  7. The applicant's full name, home address, phone number and passport number

The abovementioned letter can be faxed to (598-2) 915-64-56, or emailed to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

OTHER PETS :

Other animals may require specific documentation, for which the information should be required directly at the Office of Animal Health (Division de Sanidad Animal) of the Ministry of Livestock, Agriculture and Fishery on the phone number (598-2) 412-63-44, or in writing to the fax number  (598-2)412-63-06, or the following e-mails: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

 
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