Moving a Pet to Hawaii: At-Airport-Release Series – Step 4

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Submission Checklist

 Send all documents in one envelope more than 10 days before arrival.  Mail documents with a return receipt to verify delivery, or by an overnight carrier that provides tracking.  Be sure to keep copies of necessary qualification documents (health certificate, rabies vaccination records, and blood test result) for your files and to accompany your pet as a backup.

  • Completed Dog & Cat Import Form AQS-278 (must be notarized).
  • Payment: $165 per pet for direct airport release
    • Payment by cashier’s check or money order is recommended (no personal checks are accepted).
    • Include your pet’s microchip number with the payment to ensure proper credit.
    • Payable to: Department of Agriculture.
    • Payment may be made at the airport as well.
    • VISA, MasterCard will also be accepted upon arrival.
    • Payment must be made in full before your pet will be released.
  • Two original rabies vaccination certificates with actual veterinarian signature in ink. Certificates must have the vaccine name, lot or serial number, booster interval, vaccination date and vaccine lot expiration date listed.
  • An original health certificate in English, done within 14 days of arrival in Hawaii including rabies vaccine name, lot or serial number, booster interval, vaccination date and expiration date is required.
  • A veterinarian must treat the pet for ticks with a product containing Fipronil or an equivalent long-acting product labeled to kill ticks within 14 days of arrival and the product name and date of treatment must be recorded on the pet’s health certificate.
  • Send documents and payment to:

Animal Quarantine Station

99-951 Halawa Valley St

Aiea, HI 96701

 Disclosure:  This information was found on the Hawaii Quarantine website.  We strive to keep our content as current as possible, but we still encourage you to check their website for information and updates.