Sunday, October 21, 2018

Bringing Pets to the Philippines

Persons who want to bring pets (specifically dogs or cats)  to the Philippines must make a request to import a pet or pets addressed to the Bureau of Animal Industry – National Veterinary Quarantine Service (BAI-NVQS) (website

 The request must provide the following information:

  1. Species and breed of each animal
  2. Sex of each animal
  3. Age of each animal
  4. Country of origin
  5. Expected date of arrival in the Philippines
  6. Address, phone number, email address and other contact details of owner (importer)

The request can be emailed to the BAI-NVQS through addresses ( /

The BAI-NVQS will respond with the transmittal of a Veterinary Quarantine Clearance (VQS) and advice on the requirements for the permit to bring the pets into the Philippines, quarantine procedures and fees.

Please refer to this link for the BAI Directory of Officials: