pet relocation to the philipines

General information

Almost every household in the Philippines has a pet. Pets are widely loved and adored by the Filipinos, and they are often considered an asset to any family. Over time, people have adopted different pets ranging from the more popular dogs and cats to tropical fish and squirrels. Filipino communities are often welcoming of pets in other households, and over time, pets have become a prospect to boast for in several societies. Importing pets to the Philippines require a good amount of preparation and awareness of all the government requirements and regulations. However, most of these rules are simple and easy to follow.

Relocation information

The process of relocation of pets requires a good amount of preparation. Perhaps, of utmost importance is to prepare your pet to acclimatize to the travel crate that you would be using. Also, your pet needs to be checked with a veterinarian to discuss any health issue to make sure that he is prepared for the journey. You might also have to vaccinate your dog against several diseases before you embark upon the relocation.

Some of the requirements


Microchips carry a unique identification number for your pet. It is mandatory for your cat or dog to be microchipped with a standard ISO 11784/11785 pet microchip.

Import permit

A veterinary quarantine clearance permit is needed from the Bureau of Animal Industry before your pet arrives. For this, one needs to make sure it is taken care of, before the relocation. This import permit is valid for two months from the date of issue. We will assist you in obtaining the permit.


A dog or cat must have a rabies certificate that mentions the current rabies vaccination. This must be in updated from before the relocation. Pets other than cats and dogs, need not go through rabies vaccination

In addition, dogs must also be vaccinated against hepatitis, parvovirus, adenovirus., leptospirosis. Cats must specifically be vaccinated from herpes, calicivirus, and leukemia.

Health certificate

A registered veterinarian must complete the health certificate for the Philippines in your country within 30 days of entry. It must also be endorsed by regulating authorities in your country, details of which would be available with your veterinarian.

Treatment for internal and external parasites needs to be performed within 48 hours before the relocation. This must be validated by a certificate from relevant authorities.

The import permit and the health certificate must be presented to the Quarantine officer at the airport upon arrival for scrutiny, with the charge of a fee for filling out the permit. We will help and assist you throughout the process.


Dogs and cats need to be at least four months old for them to be relocated. Given this, their age must be duly noted in the health certificate or any other documentation from relevant and authorized agencies.

 Endangered species

To relocate the pet, it must be verified that the species under consideration is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES). However, this is not required in case of dogs and cats.

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated or complete to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact JetPetGlobal.

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