Singapore - Pets' Paperwork
To import a pet into Singapore you will need the following paperwork:
Health Certificate – issued by a veterinarian no longer than seven days before the animal arrives in Singapore. The certificate (original, not a copy) should state that the pet is healthy and free from any contagious or infectious disease at the time of inspection.
Vaccination Card - all dogs arriving in Singapore must be vaccinated against Distemper, Hepatitis and Parvo Virus, more than two weeks but less than one year prior to entry into Singapore. There is no compulsory vaccination requirement for cats.
Microchip - All imported dogs must be identified with an ISO-compatible microchip. Dogs with unreadable microchips or no microchip may be returned to the country of export or detained for any necessary action at the discretion of the Director-General, Agri-food & Veterinary Services. The importer shall bear the cost of the re-exportation, detention, and implantation of microchip, if any.
Import Permit - Application for Permit to Import Animals / Birds as Personal Pets must be sent to the Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority of Singapore.
- Agri-Food and Veterinary Authority
75 Pasir Panjang Road
Tel: + 65 6227 0670
Fax: + 65 6227 6305
Quarantine - Only dogs and cats from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Ireland are exempt from quarantine. Owners of all other pets must submit an Application & Acceptance for Animal Quarantine Space form (AA Form). There will be a minimum thirty day quarantine period. For more information about the quarantine process go to www.petmovers.com.sg/quarantinefaqs.html
The following types of dogs cannot be imported into Singapore:
Pit Bull (includes American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, the American Bulldog), Akita, Neapolitan Mastiff, Tosa and Crosses of Pit Bull, Akita, Neapolitan Mastiff or Tosa .
The following breeds of dogs must be muzzled and leashed in a public place - Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, Doberman Pinscher, German Shepherd Dog or related Shepherd Dog breeds, Rottweiler, Perro de Presa Canario
Breeds of dog allowed in Housing Development Board (HDB) apartments.
HDB apartments have been built by the government but now many are privately owned and can be rented. Tenants in these apartments are only allowed to keep certain breeds of dogs. Check the Agri-food and Veterinary Authority website if you plan to rent this kind of apartment and want to have a dog as a pet.