International Air Travel with an ESA
An ESA, or Emotional Support Animal is a not a pet. Rather, an Emotional Support Dog is a companion animal that provides therapeutic benefit to an individual with a psychiatric or mental disability.
Recommendd by a licensed mental health professional or physician, your Emotional Support Dog can travel in the cabin of the aircraft. When it comes to the Air Carrier Access Act, there are no breed, size, or weight restrictions. Therefore, such restrictions are not applicable to any individual who is undergoing emotional support animal treatment for their qualifying medical condition.
Our legally-recommended an Emotional Support Animal letters ensure you and your furry friend can travel together abroad together.
International ESA Packages
Traveling to the United States with an Emotional Support Animal
Professionals who can recommend your ESA letter include social workers, mental health professionals, psychologists, psychotherapists, and medical doctors. Also, with regards to your ESA letter:
- The documentation must be on the health provider's letterhead and issued within the past year.
- The recommendation must note the necessity of your Emotional Support Animal, both during the flight and at your final destination.
- Airlines cannot inquire about your mental health issue nor demand proof of your illness.
- Our documentation meets the federal regulations for an emotional support animal.
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2. Complete an online mental health exam (30-45 minutes).
3. With a licensed therapist from your city/region/state, you'll discuss your disability and disability-related need for an emotional support animal.
For those who qualify, a letter of recommendation will be securely delivered electronically and via postal mail.
How long does it take?
Orders are typically fulfilled within four to five business days. Expedited service is available (additional fees will apply).
Those traveling to/from Canada might find the following guides helpful in their journeys.
Additionally, the Canadian Transport Agency issued the “Implementation Guide Regarding Space for Service Dogs Onboard Large Aircraft.”
This implementation guide provides information for Canadian air carriers subject to the Code of Practice Aircraft Accessibility for Persons with Disabilities (Air Code) and the Air Transportation Regulations (ATR) on the carriage of persons with disabilities traveling with service dogs.
Also, here’s helpful location-based advice.