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Hey Ktty (hoping you might have e-mail notification set up for this thread... if not I'll PM you tomorrow and hope you have e-mail notification set up for that... )

Do you (or anyone else reading this who's done it! ) know how long I can wait on the RNATT declaration, the AQIS import permit, etc. We're still not positive we're within six months of our visa grant (though I think we are!) and I'm worried we might apply for the AQIS import too early? This process is just ridiculously complicated. I had an easier time understanding the immigration process for humans, haha.
Hi college girl!

I can help you out with a timeline for this... We are almost done and used a pet export company (which they have been a total disaster and I am very disappointed.. But from the experience I now know how it goes.... If I ever had to do it agin on my own..


Get EVERYTHING done now except applying for your import permit. That only takes about 2 weeks to come back, then you can proceed with booking quarantine, and flights, and the last vet checks.

So.. Rabies vac(valid for 1year and must cover entire quarantine period)
General vaccines(as above)
FAVN test certificate with sticker and signature. Make sure you get the actual hard copy results, if you get it done through a banfield, Kentucky posts back the hard copy to them, it is YOUR property, you need it for import, and THE VET get the first copy automatically posted to them for free so can't charge you for it. I can't stress enough they give you this, we got screwed over and it messed up our whole timeline.
Take this certificate to your local USDA head vet(the people you spoke to I assume) you can find their location on the APHIS website, and get them to fill out the RNATT form and STAMP it with INK not a raised seal. It costs around $120 and the head vet is the only one who can do this. Licensed vets can only perform the rabies test.

Once you have all that done, sit and wait with all your docs until you are ready to import. Ideally more than 5 months since the blood draw for the FAVN, since that will give you the 30 qarantine. You're looking at around 1500 a month for the first cat I think, another 800 for an additional.

Once you have your import permit you get your treatments done within 4 days and then the final vet check and crate seal on the day of departure. Many airlines also need a standard travel certificate also to let the pet fly. Same vet can provide this and its valid for yen days I believe.

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What's gonna complicate things for us is that she's going to have to have her rabies shot done again in August. Since her rabies date would change some things and might result in us having to redo them, I think we're going to wait til August to get the rest of it done. Given our visa won't be granted til probably October and I won't be flying out til November or December, you don't see any issues with waiting, do you?

And THANK YOU so much for that absolutely great information! It's so hard to find!

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What's gonna complicate things for us is that she's going to have to have her rabies shot done again in August. Since her rabies date would change some things and might result in us having to redo them, I think we're going to wait til August to get the rest of it done. Given our visa won't be granted til probably October and I won't be flying out til November or December, you don't see any issues with waiting, do you?

And THANK YOU so much for that absolutely great information! It's so hard to find!
Has she had a rabies fax before/in the last 18 months? If so, just go ahead and get the tests done, getting a rabies booster so its valid doesn't change anything about the FAVN, its valid from one year from the blood sample date. You can get a rabies booster for her right before you apply for import to ensure her vax covers past her qarantine stay, and the date matches the import form, that's what we have done.. If you don't do the FAVN soon enough before flying she could be in qarantine for up to 5 months... That's around $8k.. Seesh

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I know what the RNATT is but what is the FAVN?

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Or if you were flying in nov, still get her rabies vax in August that's fine, get tests done now and apply for permit around 5 weeks before you intend on leaving..

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FAVN is what the USA calls the rabies titre test. The RNATT is what it's called in oz, and what is at the top of the australian form you need to have filled out by the USDA head vet.

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OH, okay. We've already done her RNATT (so, FAVN). Did that last week.

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Does anybody know how long it should take to get the FAVN/RNATT results back? It's been a month already, and I just called them. They said they have partial results available in the system, but they still haven't got the full results hard copy back from the lab. They said to check with them at the end of this month and if they don't have it back yet they'll prod the lab? Does that sound right? Two months to get it back?!

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Does anybody know how long it should take to get the FAVN/RNATT results back? It's been a month already, and I just called them. They said they have partial results available in the system, but they still haven't got the full results hard copy back from the lab. They said to check with them at the end of this month and if they don't have it back yet they'll prod the lab? Does that sound right? Two months to get it back?!
Did you send them to Kansas State? It took about two weeks to get our results back.

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Yep, that's where they said they sent them. And you got your full, written results in two weeks? Uh oh. I'm wondering if Banfield did something wrong... I paid them $295 for this damn test, I better be getting the right thing back.

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