Assistance & guide dogs

Assistance & guide dogs | MPI – Ministry for Primary Industries. A New Zealand Government Department.

Along with links to required  forms and brief explanations, you will find information on the steps you may be required to take:

  1. Read the import health standard and guidance document
  2. Apply for a permit to import
  3. Notify MPI in advance of your arrival
  4. Arrange home quarantine
  5. On arrival- Arrangements can be made for an inspector to meet your dog in the passenger terminal to minimise delays.

To find out more, you could visit the websites of the Perfect Partners Assistance Dogs Trust, Assistance Dogs International or the International Guide Dog Federation.

If you have questions about bringing your assistance or guide dog to New Zealand, email

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