Import Services

Import Services

Importing of animals into Singapore can be a real hassle if you are unfamiliar with the local regulations.

Our services covers the following important prerequisites for animals being imported into Singapore:

Health Certificate

An original certificate, issued by a private or government Veterinarian, stating “the pet is healthy and free from any contagious or infectious disease at the time of inspection” is required for all pet/s entering Singapore. All dogs and cats need to be detick/deflea and deworm prior to their quarantine in SAQS.

Vaccination Card

All dogs arriving into Singapore must be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis, Parvo Virus and against Rabies. Cats must be vaccinated against Cat Flu (Feline calicivirus, Feline viral rhinotracheitis, Chlamydia psittaci) and Cat enteritis (or Feline Panleukopaenia/ Felilne parvovirus).


From September 2004, all imported dogs and cats must be identified with an ISO-compatible microchip. Dogs/cats without or with unreadable microchips may be deported or detained for any necessary action. This would be at the discretion of the Director-General, Agri-food & Veterinary Services. The importer shall bear the cost of the deportation, detention, and implantation of microchip, if necessary.

Import Permit and Reservation of Quarantine Space

An Application for Permit to Import Animals / Birds as Personal Pets must be completed and forwarded to the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority. On top of that, an Application & Acceptance for Animal Quarantine Space (AA Form) must be completed and sent to the Regulatory Services Branch.

Dogs and cats from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland are exempt from quarantine.

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