Moving my cat to Hong Kong

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    Moving my cat to Hong Kong

    Hi, I am soon moving to Hong Kong from Canada, does anyone have any hands on expreience and info about moving ones cat there? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Natasha


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    I just moved my cat from the US to Hong Kong, but the importing process will be different for Canada. My process went rather smoothly.




    Quote Originally Posted by shaz_mtl:
    Hi, I am soon moving to Hong Kong from Canada, does anyone have any hands on expreience and info about moving ones cat there? Any help would be much appreciated.

    Thanks

    Natasha

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    get a pet export company to help you. they charge fees, but the reduction in headaches is well worth it. the $ you save doing it all yourself you lose through time and anxiety. on top of the freight costs, and the costs of the crate, permits, paperwork etc, the moving company does not make a great deal when you think of the time and effort involved, despite what the cynics say. the moving companies are up to date with the latest import/export requirements, and are familair with the idiosyncrasies of each port.

    most companies have co-operative companies that can act as agents on either side of the export, which makes applying for, and picking up permits and paper work much easier.

    no, i don't work for a pet moving company. i have exported my dog and cat into HK from Oz, and I am in the process of moving them back out. I have sussed out the market, and for my peace of mind, the fee the moving comany gets is bugger all.

    Hope this helps

    DDF


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    Many

    thanks to all who answerd, I'll post back if something else comes up..wish me and kitty mucho luck.


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    We used a pet import-export agency that made the whole process really easy. Check out the pet forum. I think that there are some detailed posts re: dog imports. Same rules apply for cats. Also, go to the HK Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website for information on the necessary import paperwork, etc. Requirements are not too hard to meet, but they are detailed and take some planning. You can't get the import permit from the HK authorites overnight. Also, need some pretty detailed certifications from your vet.

    http://www.afcd.gov.hk/eindex.html

    Last edited by hello_there; 29-05-2007 at 11:24 AM.

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    Thanks

    appreciate it