AVI Customs Brokers 

~ Customs Clearance for Pet Owners, by Pet Shippers

AVI Customs Brokers

Customs Clearance for Pet relocation
 - by pet relocators! 
"AVI Customs Brokers" is a unique customs brokerage firm strictly dedicated to servicing live animals. Pets are family and our expertise in the pet shipping industry will ensure that your pets are cleared through customs in a quick and stress-free process; at a reasonable cost; at any port across the United States!

Pet Shippers understand the logistics of pet shipping

"We get it, things can change in an instant"

• No after-hours surprises or additional charges if a flight is delayed when scheduled to arrive during business hours.

• Last-minute pet embargoes force destination changes, no problem we can pivot in an instant

• Need home delivery upon arrival? With our network of professional pet shippers, we have you covered even in a pinch

• If your final destination requires a domestic flight within the US, we’ll book and handle the transfer for you from the port of entry



Customs Clearance made simple and affordable

"We ARE the Licensed customs brokerage, not an agency hiring a broker on your behalf."

US Import Customs Clearance at all US ports of entry. 

**IPATA Members - please reach out directly for group rates**

Our fees are as follows:

For arriving during normal customs clearance hours - up to 3:30 PM Monday through Friday:

  • For family pets - $160.00 - a family pet is a pet that an owner can prove prior ownership such as vet records.
  • Newly purchased puppy or kitten - $190.00 

 **OVERTIME FEE FOR AFTER HOURS ARRIVALS** Scheduled arrivals after 3:30 pm will be an additional customs overtime of $100.

**SAME DAY clearance and rush of documents** $125.00 additional (if you were not a client already**

If a flight is scheduled to arrive during normal business hours and is delayed, there will not be any additional fees from us.

**Weekend arrivals are $200 additional for customs and admin overtime** - we highly advise against weekend arrivals, not all airports allow clearances on weekends.

***All clients will be required to provide a government issued ID, a US Passport is preferred, state driver's license is allowed but customs may ask for additional information - if you are not a US citizen, a valid VISA is required.***

“Keeping pets and families together has been my passion since 2009. 

Providing this final piece of a client's international move is a very rewarding piece of this puzzle to complete.

~Kari Mendoza, LCB - CEO

Kari is the owner of Island Pet Movers, a US Navy Veteran and a Licensed, US Customs Broker.  

IPM has been shipping pets globally since 2009 and have transported over 50k pets transported over the last 13 years. She and her team are passionate about the pet relocation industry and keeping pets with families. 

Island Pet Movers' home based is in Honolulu, Hawaii, and they are currently servicing pet relocation globally.


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