Pet Relocation to Singapore


Moving pets to Singapore; Ensure that all imports are in compliance to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority (AVA) Veterinary Conditions for the importation of the respective animals/birds. Copies of the Veterinary Conditions are obtainable from the Animal, Meat and Seafood Regulatory Branch (AMSRB), 5 Maxwell Road, #02-03, Tower Block MND Complex, Singapore 069110 (Tel: 65-62270670, Fax: 65-62276305.
To import your pets (e.g. dogs, cats, ornamental birds, rabbits, guinea pigs etc), you are required to obtain an import licence from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (AVA) within 30 days prior to the date of arrival. Please allow two working days to process the permit upon receipt of the duly completed application and with all the necessary supporting documents. The import licence is valid for 30 days from the date of issue and the fee is S$50 per licence. A surcharge equal to the licence fee will be imposed if the licence is required to be processed within a period shorter than 2 working days.
For mixed or cross breed dogs, a coloured photo of the dog showing the face and body clearly must be attached with your Import application. This is to help AVA to verify that it is not a breed which is prohibited from import into Singapore. Veterinary Document requirements will be notified on the Import Permit with requirements depending on the country of export.
These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact AMSRB, as above, for current requirements.