Bring a Pet Cat (Domestic) into the United States

Last Modified: March 26, 2024
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APHIS Veterinary Services does not have any animal health requirements related to bringing (importing) a pet cat into the United States from a foreign country. See below to view other requirements for bringing pet cats into the United States from another country.

Other Federal Agency Requirements

Check with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. These agencies may have regulations related to importing a cat into the United States.

U.S. State and Territory Requirements

Domestic movement requirements are set by the receiving State or Territory.

Visit the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture to find your destination's agriculture department and check its website for requirements.

For questions or clarification on any of the requirements, contact the State or Territorial veterinarian's office.