Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF)

The clean, green, rabies-free status of New Zealand is vitally important to its economy and stringent regulations with regard to animal welfare and the importation of animals into New Zealand are administered by the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MAF).

 

An import permit is required for animals imported into New Zealand and you should contact:

 

Import Management
Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
PO Box 2526
Wellington
New Zealand
Tel: +64 4 498 9624

 

Application Form to import cats and dogs into New Zealand Quarantine can be found here:

http://www.maf.govt.nz/biosecurity/imports/animals/forms/cats-dogs-quarantine.pdf

 

Go here for the MAF website: http://www.maf.govt.nz

MAF vets will monitor your pet's stay in quarantine. All animals are examined closely on arrival and these examinations will continue with your pet at least once weekly.