Emigrating with your pet to New Zealand
If you want to relocate with your pet, this will also require planning, documentation and costs. There are several rules and regulations in place to manage the biosecurity risks.
Microchip and vaccinations
Once you have completed the application process it is required to book your pet(s) at an MPI-approved quarantine facility. The quarantine stations are privatized in New Zealand, this means you have options to choose from. There is a 10-day quarantine period for dogs and cats in New Zealand and the only quarantine centres are in Auckland and Christchurch.
To be noted that the following breeds are restricted in New Zealand: Brazilian Fila, Dogo Argentino, Japanese Tosa, and Perro de Presa Canario, and American Pit Bull Terrier.