Import/Export to St. Kitts and Nevis


Chief Vet Contact Info

The process of moving with your pet whether you are traveling to St. Kitts and Nevis  or if you already live in the Federation may seem complicated.  We have tried to provide you information to help make this process easier. Read through the information below and review  the required forms, etc., to get a better understanding of process. Please email the Chief Veterinary Office at if you have any questions.

Required Forms

Please see some required documents you can download at the bottom of this page that will need to completed before entry  to St. Kitts and Nevis.

**US Dept of Agriculture Import Links  ** Check with your individual country for specific requirements

If You Use a Pet Shipping Company - IPATA

The  process of shipping a pet can be very stressful for everyone involved.  To minimize stress and the complicated process needed to transport your  pet, we recommend hiring a qualified pet shipper.

IPATA- (International  Pet and Animal Transportation Association) is an international  organization that answers many questions you may have about transporting  your pets and helps with oversight of the Pet Shippers that are listed  as members.  As most flights will connect in Miami, searching for a Pet  Shippers in Miami, FL or your final destination country and city is most  helpful.

Click HERE for access to IPATA's website!


Traveling can be stressful for all involved, especially for your pet who will rely on you to help get them ready.

If your pet will be traveling in a crate or carry on bag, start getting your pet used to its new travel environment as soon as you are able.  We recommend no lesdthan1 month if you are able.

Put a favorite blanket, toy and treats inside the travel crate/carry-bag to encourage your pet to go inside and get used to the space.  All interactions with this new space should be positive and not forced.  Some pets will take to the space immediately and prefer it over old lounging spaces while others will seemingly have no interest or be fearful.

Regardless of how your pet acts/reacts toward their new travel space, stay positive and encourage use of the space multiple times a day until they are comfortable going into the space on their own with little encouragement. 

I Have More Questions

  1. For medical concerns, contact your vet
  2. For behaviour concerns, contact your vet and consider working with a animal behaviourist/trainer
  3. For Import concerns, contact the Chief Veterinary Officer on St Kitts at 


Below is a link to the US  Govt. Importation Information


AA- Checked Carry-on Pet Checklist (pdf)


st-kitts-nevis-permit (pdf)


Import Checklist (pdf)