Travel & Housing Letters
If you are looking to Travel or House safely with your emotional support animal you will be required to provide proper documentation.
Our ESA Travel and Housing letter service meet all the necessary requirements you will need to freely Live and Travel with your ESA.
The purchase of this service provides you with the following ESA evaluation:
Assessment by a licensed mental health professional.
Upon qualification, you will receive the ESA letter within 48 – 72 business hours.
Direct contact with your provider should there be any necessary changes to the letter, have questions or require additional documentation
HIPAA-compliant server that keeps your personal information secure
Waived housing & airline carrier fees
Letters good for one year from date of evaluation
Securely delivered documents thru electronic or US mail
Instructions on how to use the ESA travel letter effectively.
How to use your ESA Travel Letter
The Air Carriers Act 49 U.S.C. 41705 & DOT 14 C.F.R. Part 382,2010 is the law that opens the opportunity for ESA handlers to benefit from this service.
After making your Airline Reservation. Make sure you have all supplemental forms completed that are required by your airline. Airlines requiring Supplemental Forms at this time that we are aware of our American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Jet Blue Airlines, United Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and Delta Airlines. We can assist with sending you the forms or you can download and print them from our Airline Links.
The required 3 forms include:
1) Form to be filled out by your Mental Health Provider additional.
2) Form filled out by you attesting that your animal is under your control at all times
3) Form filled out by your Vet attesting that your animal is up to date on his vaccinations and other health-related criteria. These forms must be submitted to the airlines at least 48 – 72 business hours prior to travel.
If no supplemental forms are required by your airline still contact them 48hrs in advance and let them know an ESA will be accompanying you. Walk with copies of your documents. Keep them handy, in case you are required to present them. Your ESA can travel outside of a carrier as stated in the ESA letter. The ESA can either sit on your lap or at your feet. Possibly under the seat but must be in your space and under your control at all times. Contact airline service desk if you have special need accommodations such as a large breed and require larger space seating such as Bulkhead row or if necessary you have the option of requesting early boarding to get better situated. It is recommended that you review the full federal regulations. The ESA letters must be updated annually. Department Of Transportation hotline 1800-778-4838 set up to assist air travelers with disabilities. It also assists air travelers with time-sensitive disability-related issues 1-800-455-9880 (TTY)
The Fair Housing Act of 1988 is the law that opens doors to ESA handlers.
This qualification allows you to live with your animal in “no pet policy” buildings and communities. By law you are exempt from pet fees and deposits along with breed and weight restrictions.
HOUSING: Amendments to the Fair Housing Act of 1988. For your ESA to be accommodated in “No Pet” housing is to provide a copy of the ESA letter to your Property Manager as a request for accommodation to the pet policy, of pet fees, weight or breed restrictions. The ESA letter documents your emotional disability as required by the Fair Housing Act. No further documentation should be required for an ESA by the housing. Further documentation may be required for Service Animals as they do not have an evaluation or a letter such as ESA’s.
Hotels, Restaurants, and Stores: Emotional Support Animals are protected under the two Federal laws cited above for housing (where postal service delivers mail) and for Air Travel. Certain locations may allow for ESA’s but it would be on an individual basis and at the discretion of management. Check state and local laws to ascertain if ESA are granted additional rights. For hotels call ahead and ask if they accommodate assistance animals and if they waive pet fees.