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Entry with dogs and/or cats

Who is it for?
People who wish to enter the Argentine Republic with domestic canines and/or felines (Canis lupus familiaris and Felis silvestris catus respectively).

What is needed to enter?
To enter Argentina with dogs or cats, an International Veterinary Certificate (IVC) issued by the Veterinary Authority of the country where the animal is located must be presented.

The CVI must contain the sanitary requirements contemplated in Resolution GMC 17/15 - English version. Bilingual IVC available for consultation and download.

Frequently questions

CVI Bilingüe

The CVI must be issued, signed and stamped by the Veterinary Authority of the country where the animal is located.

Passport: SENASA accepts the presentation of an Official Passport in replacement of the CVI. The Passport must be valid, contain all the required sanitary information (anti-rabies vaccination, anti-parasite treatment and health examination) and must be countersigned, endorsed or validated by signature and stamp of an Official Veterinarian of the Sanitary Authority of the country prior to boarding.
Passports that do not contain the validation by the official Sanitary Authority will not be accepted for entry into Argentina.

•We suggest you to look for the official website of the veterinary service or authority of the country where you are, in order to know how and where to obtain the IVC.
•The CVI or the Passport validation, issued by the Sanitary Authority of the country in which you are located, is valid for 60 (sixty) days to enter Argentina with your dog/cat, as long as the anti-rabies vaccine is valid on the day of entry.
•One of the languages of the CVI must be Spanish.
•No import permit is required.

Sanitary requirements to obtain the International Veterinary Certificate (IVC) according to GMC Resolution

Issued within ten (10) days, prior to the date of issue of the CVI, by an authorized veterinarian in the country of origin attesting that the animal is clinically healthy, without evidence of parasitosis and is fit for movement.

Dogs and cats must be vaccinated against rabies with vaccines authorized by the Veterinary Authority of the country of origin and with immunity in force according to the term of validity granted by the vaccine manufacturer laboratory.

In the case of animals vaccinated for the first time, the vaccine must have been applied at least TWENTY ONE (21) days prior to entry into the Argentine Republic.
If the dog or cat is less than 3 (three) months old, the Veterinary Authority must certify the age of the animal and that the animal has not been in any property where a case of urban rabies has occurred in the last NINETY (90) days prior to its boarding.

If the animal comes from a country or zone that complies with the recommendations established in the Terrestrial Code of the WORLD ORGANIZATION FOR ANIMAL HEALTH (W.O.A.H.) to be declared free of Rabies, it may enter without the corresponding immunization against this disease, and the Veterinary Authority issuing the CVI must state this condition of free country or zone in the CVI or Passport.
The original Anti-Rabies Vaccination Certificate must not be retained by any control authority within ARGENTINA or abroad. In all cases this Certificate must remain in the possession of the owner / responsible of the animal.

Treatment against internal and external parasites within FIFTEEN (15) days prior to the date of issue of the IVC or the Passport´s intervention, with veterinary products approved by the Veterinary Authority of the country of origin/provenance.


IMPORT OF NON TRADITIONAL PETS (ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, birds, etc.):
If you enter the country with another PET / NON-TRADITIONAL PETS (Ferrets, rabbits, hamsters, birds, etc.) either permanently or temporarily, you must previously process the import authorization before SENASA, and process the International Veterinary Certificate in the country of origin.

Resolution 727/2015 Senasa
Resolution 17/2015 Ex-Ministry of Agroindustry
Resolution 580/2014 Senasa
Resolution 191/2011 Senasa
Resolution 295/1999 Senasa
Resolution 923/2019 Senasa
Resolution 1129/2019 Senasa


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