IMPORT PROCEDURE FOR BRINGING DOGS OR CATS TO THE PHILIPPINES

Before you will plan to bring back home your pets, you need to know the procedure on how to bring dogs or cats to the Philippines. The Bureau of Animal Industry is trying to feed information regarding this important information. Below are the procedures:

1. Apply for an import permit at National Veterinary Quarantine Services (NVQS),
Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), email: quarantine_bai@yahoo.com, Visayas
Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City, by accomplishing the application form or by writing a
Letter Request addressed to the BAI Director, with the following information:

a. Species and breed of animal
b. Sex, age and number of animals
c. Expected date of arrival

2. If the number of animals exceeds five, the quarantine site has to be inspected.

3. Issuance and inspection fees are P100.00 and P250.00 for the first two head and
P300.00 for the succeeding head, respectively.

4. Permit is good for 2 months; extension for another month may be requested before its
expiry date. Payment for extension is P100.00.

5. The dog and the necessary documents including a valid health certificate from the
country of origin shall be presented at the Veterinary Quarantine Unit for inspection
as well as payment of fees for permits and other necessary fees such as mailing or fax
transmittal of Veterinary Quarantine Clearance (VQC).

6. A Notice of Quarantine shall be issued. The cat and dog shall be subjected to an inhouse quarantine for 30 days.


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