TRANSPORT OF PETS TO THE PHILIPPINES
For the transport of pets from Germany to the Philippines:
- Import permit issued by the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI), which can be obtained from https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/registrationbai.asp
- Health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin, dated within 30 days of arrival in the Philippines.
- Mandatory identification of pet dog or cat with ISO compliant microchip/RFID (radio-frequency identification)
Failure to present these requirements may result in pet/s being quarantined upon arrival in the Philippines.
Effective June 01, 2018, dogs and cats imported without the required identification will be declined entry and returned to its origin. All costs incurred will be shouldered by the importer.
- Obtain an import permit from the Philippines’ Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI):
- Go to http://www.bai.gov.ph/ and click BAI ONE TIME LINK (almost at the bottom of the page). This leads to the form to fill out and submit.
- Alternately, go directly to https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/registrationbai.asp and fill out the form.
- Applicant will be asked for a Username (email) and password, which will be used to check the status of the application. The status could be: 1) for Endorsement (meaning the application is waiting for the signature of the approving authority); 2) Approved; Rejected (the applicant will have to re-apply).
- To check the status of the application, go to https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/login.asp?home=home
- If approved, click the reference number and it will bring applicant to the 3-page SPS permit. Print the permit and present this at the Quarantine station in the airport (Philippines).
- Approval usually takes 1-2 days. Validity of the SPS permit is two months. Please read the other requirements on the permit in order to import your pet(s), i.e. Veterinary Health Certificate and the updated Vaccination Record.
- For the updated Vaccination Record, the following is needed:
- DOGS: rabies vaccination and vaccination against distemper, leptospirosis, parvovirus, adenovirus type 2.
- CATS: rabies vaccination and vaccination against herpes, calicivirus, panleukopenia and feline leukemia
- Obtain health certificate from a licensed veterinarian in the country of origin: The health certificate should be dated within 30days before the date of arrival in the Philippines. The certificate should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculation.
For updated information on importation of pets, animals and household plants, kindly refer to the website of the Philippine Bureau of Customs at https://customs.gov.ph/pet-animals-and-household-plants/ or the Bureau of Animal Industry at https://www.bai.gov.ph/oci-faq
Process and Requirements for Issuance of One-Time / Pet Owner Import permit for Dogs and Cats
|Qualifications for Issuance||
|Process||Online Application > Receipt and Review > Results|
|Processing Office||BAI – National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division|
|Additional information||Upon Arrival of the subject pet at any international port of entry, the importers shall present to the Veterinary Quarantine officer the following documents for validation.
Note: ONE SPSIC, ONE IVC/VHC POLICY as per BAI MC 43, series of 2020 (bit.ly/MC43-s2020)
|Permit validity||Sixty (60) days|
|To proceed to the online application, click the link below|
|National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division
Bureau of Animal Industry
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City 1128
Tel. Nos. (02) 8528-2240 loc 1300 to 1311