Importing Newts from UK

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hello,
does anybody know the regulations or permits required for bringing newts back to the states from the UK? i will be there for a short vacation, and i want to bring back some c. ensicauda. any information will be helpful.

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You need to contact USFW and get a form 3-177. It's a declaration form. You won't need an import permit as long as these are not for commercial (re-sale) purposes. You will need to have your newts inspected by a USFW agent upon arrival in the US.Might be an extra fee if this is on a weekend.The regular inspection fee is around 45.00. I am not sure if this needs to be done at an official port of entry since these are carry on, not air cargo.

You also need to have all export papers in order to get the newts out of the UK, which may include health papers from a vet also. The US doesn't require any health papers on amphibians.

All in all, it's a real pain and the last time I imported salamanders, I swore I would never do it again.Just hope the USFW agent is friendly, otherwise your in for a real treat, trust me
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Thanks EK. Do you happen to know what export papers are required from the UK?

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I don't remember off hand, but I think you need something from their wildlife people as well as paperwork from a vet. I'm sure someone here knows the answer.
 
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