Pet Relocation to Hong Kong

 


PET RELOCATION; All pets require an Import Permit issued by the following address: AFCD Permit Issuing Desk ( Fax; + 2708 8885 ). At: 5th Floor, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road, Kowloon; Five working days are necessary to process the application from the date of receipt, as long as the application form contains all the required information. Permits are then sent by post. It is possible to nominate someone in Hong Kong to apply for and collect the permit on behalf of the owner. The special permit is valid for six months and animals must be imported on or before the expiry date of the permit. Pets must be implanted with an identification microchip, and the microchip number must be printed on the animal health certificate. If a dog is identified with a microchip other than an AVID encrypted transponder it will have to be re-chipped at the owner’s expense. The requirements vary depending on which from group of countries the pet is travelling. Group One Countries ; Pets travelling from the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji and Hawaii are normally exempt from quarantine. Pets arriving from these Group One countries must be accompanied by the following certification (one per animal): An Animal Health Certificate certified by a licensed veterinarian in the exporting country. This must be issued no more than 14 days before the departure A Residence Certificate, certifying that the animal has been continuously residing in a country/place for the preceding six months A Vaccination Certificate for the following diseases, confirming that the animal has been fully vaccinated no less than 10 days and no more than one year before departure to Hong Kong: Dogs: Canine distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parvovirus Cats: Infectious Feline Enteritis and Feline Respiratory Disease Complex (Cat Flu). Cats and dogs less than two months old or more than four weeks pregnant must not be imported. Dogs of five months or older will be vaccinated against rabies on arrival, and if necessary licensed and micro-chipped at the owner’s expense. Group Two Countries; Pets coming from Group Two countries may also be exempt from quarantine, however, as the rabies status or other factors may change in these countries/places, the list is subject to ongoing review. An Animal Health Certificate certified by a licensed veterinarian in the exporting country. This must be issued no more than 14 days before the departure; A Residence Certificate, certifying that the pet has been continuously residing in the country/place of origin during the preceding six months; An Anti-Rabies Vaccination Certificate certifying that the animal has been vaccinated against rabies less than one year and more than 30 days prior to departure; A Vaccination Certificate for the following diseases, confirming that the pet has been fully vaccinated no less than 10 days and no more than one year before departure to Hong Kong: Dogs: Canine distemper, Infectious Canine Hepatitis and Canine Parvovirus ; Cats: Infectious Feline Enteritis and Feline Respiratory Disease Complex (Cat Flu). Cats and dogs less than two months old or more than four weeks pregnant must not be imported. Cats and dogs less than five months of age will be kept under quarantine until over five months old. All cats and dogs older than five months will be vaccinated against rabies on arrival.