Expert Info

Posted by ExpatJer
on 21 Jun 2018

Hi everyone,


I'm currently in the pre-hire process for a job over in Kuwait, & I have a major concern regarding getting my dog over there with me. Do any of you know where I can find up to date information regarding breed, size, age, etc restrictions? Or do any of you have information yourselves? Also, I've heard that in order to get my pup over there, I would need a Kuwaiti sponsor. Any truth to that? Thanks in advance.

Kyle de Villiers on 21 Jun 2018 - 08:05


Where are you moving from? It might affect what forms you need. 

Otherwise, I haven't read anything about needing to find a Kuwaiti sponsor. That seems odd to me. Also, some breeds, such as the much-maligned pitbull terrier are banned. 

From what I can see, this is what you need to either do/get:

1) Your pet microchipped

2) Vaccinate your pet

3) A completed import from Kuwait's agricultural authority 

4) A vet certificate clearing your pet of any health maladies 

If you don't want to do it alone, then there are a few services that specialise in helping you move your pet to Kuwait. Some of the procedures above have a specific time window in which they need to be completed. The better pet relocation services also list the requirements with more specifics on their websites, which is mega useful. 

Good luck with your pupper!



ExpatJer on 22 Jun 2018 - 00:55

Thank you for your response. I'll be moving from the U.S. I'll try getting the documents myself, but having a company that specializes in this sort of thing would be a comforting insurance measure.

Anthony D on 22 Jun 2018 - 18:49

Hi Jerry,

I went on the Internet today to check about moving with a dog to Kuwait, and stumbled across your posting from...yesterday!

I'm planning to move to Kuwait in July with a pet, and I'm thinking we should stay in touch and help each other out.  I will pursue this on my end, and you pursue it on your end, and then we compare notes / update each other so that we have the best info?

Why don't you send me an email with your contact details so we can communicate.  I have moved to six countries and I'm generally pretty familiar with this process, although not familiar with Kuwait specifics.  But I think I'll be able to help you as I work through this issue given my experience with other countries.

Expat Health Insurance

Cigna Health Insurance -

Cigna Global

Our trusted partner Cigna Global is very aware of all the difficulties that expats can face when it comes to healthcare in a new location, so they have created a range of international health insurance plans specifically designed for expats,

Cigna is currently giving away a free health and wellbeing module with their Silver, Gold, and Platinum policies. The main benefits of the module are :

  • Routine adult physical examinations - Access to a full suite of physical examinations including BMI, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure tests
  • Cancer screenings - Including bowel, prostate, breast, lung, skin, and cervical cancer
  • Telephonic Wellness Coaching – Access to a personal coach to support your nutrition, fitness, sleep, stress, weight management, or tobacco cessation goals
  •  Life Management Assistance Programme access - 24/7 client service access to Life Coaching and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Get a quote from Cigna Global

Moving Companies

Sirelo logo

Moving Internationally?

Sirelo has a network of more than 500 international removal companies that can move your furniture and possessions to your new home. By filling in a form, you’ll get up to 5 quotes from recommended movers. This service is free of charge and will help you select an international moving company that suits your needs and budget.

Get your free no-obligation quotes now!