How to Bring Pets to Singapore

Singapore is a country well-known for having very strict rules pet importation. There will be quarantine imposed on your pet when entering Singapore unless entering from a country that Singapore considers as rabies-free.

First you need to consider that there are pets not allowed to enter Singapore such as:


  • Pit Bull, including:
    • American Pit Bull Terrier (also known as American Pit Bull and Pit Bull Terrier)
    • American Staffordshire Terrier
    • Staffordshire Bull Terrier
    • American Bulldog
    • Crosses between them and other breeds
  • Akita
  • Boerboe
  • Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Neapolitan Mastiff
  • Tosa
  • Perro De Presa Canario
  • Crosses of any of the above breeds


  • 1st to 4th generation Bengal or Savannah cat crosses. (Before you import, you are required to produce documentary proof that your Bengal cat cross is at least a 5th generation cross from the ancestral stock of Prionailurus bengalensis; Savannah cat cross is at least a 5th generation cross from the ancestral stock of Leptailurus serval)

Check if your pet is allowed at residential places in Singapore:

Type of Pet

Housing Development Board / Residential Flat per Dog or Cat allowed per unit

Non-HDB Residential Premises

(Number of dog/cat allowed per residential unit)

Approved Small Breed Dog


Up to 3

Scheduled Dog


1 (Out of the 3 dogs, a maximum of 1 scheduled dog is allowed.)

Cat 0

*Check with your residential management for specific rules for keeping cats.

Breeds Approved For Housing Development Board Residential Flats 

What you’ll need to move your dog or cat to Singapore.

  1. Import permit
  2. Quarantine reservations – the required minimum is 10 days
  3. ISO-compliant microchip
  4. Rabies vaccinations
  5. Rabies antibody test
  6. Valid annual vaccinations at least 14 days old but not more than 1 year old
  7. Deworming and anti-flea and tick treatments shortly before travel
  8. International health certificate – this requires a physical exam by an accredited or USDA vet
  9. Singapore-specific health certificate
  10. USDA endorsement



For More info:

Animal, Meat & Seafood Regulatory Branch
Import & Export Division
Agri-food and Veterinary Authority
5 Maxwell Road #02-00 Tower Block
MND Complex, Singapore 069110
Tel : (65) 6227 0670
Fax : (65) 6325 7648

Petmovers (S) Pte Ltd
No. 4 Pasir Ris Farmway II, Singapore 519318
Tel : (65) 6581 3688
Fax : (65) 6581 3735
Email :

Dog Licence
Centre for Animal Welfare and Control
Animal Welfare and Control Division
Agri-food and Veterinary Authority
75 Pasir Panjang Road Singapore 118507
Tel : (65)-1800-476 1600; (65)-6471 9987
Fax : (65)-6472 6157; (65)-6473 3687
Email :