Importation of Pets to the Philippines

REQUIREMENTS FOR BRINGING PETS TO THE PHILIPPINES

To be allowed to bring your pet/s to the Philippines with the required quarantine procedures, you will need to present an authenticated USDA health certificate and import permit with the proper authorities by complying with the process below:

1. Import Permit from:

BUREAU OF ANIMAL INDUSTRY
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
Visayas Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Tel No: (632) 920-0816
E-mail: nvqsonline@bai.da.gov.ph, baiquarantineph@gmail.com or director@bai.da.gov.ph

Check this link for more details on importing dogs and cats into the Philippines. For importation of other animals, please visit their website at: www.bai.da.gov.ph 

Note: The import permit may be filed by any party on behalf of the owner/importer, who has to provide details such as the kind, breed, age, etc; and pay the application fee. A copy of the import permit should be faxed or mailed to the owner/importer.

2. Health Certificate issued by a duly licensed veterinarian dated not more than 30 days before arrival in the Philippines. It should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to any dangerous communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations.

3. Endorsement of the Health Certificate by:

US Department of Agriculture
222 Kansas St.,
El Segundo, CA 90245
Tel No.: (310) 725-1970
Fee: $38.00
Monday to Friday: 7:30 am – 11:00 am
Processing Time: 15 – 30 minutes

If you live outside Southern California, but within this Consulate’s jurisdiction (check jurisdiction here) kindly contact for the nearest US Department of Agriculture office that can endorse the health certificate by checking here

4. Authentication of the Health Certificate by the Philippine Consulate General:

a. Original and One photocopy

b. Fee: $25.00

If appearing before the Consular Officer,  we accept cash, cashier’s check and postal money order payable to the Consulate only.

If by mail, we accept cashier’s check and postal money order payable to the Consulate only.

Please add $7.00 for mailing fee if you would like us to mail back the documents to you through US Priority Mail, or please enclose a US Postal Service (USPS) Priority Mail flat rate envelope (size: legal or 12-1/2″ x 9-1/2″) that is self-addressed with postage prepaid.

It may take 2-3 days for you to receive your documents depending on when the USPS or Courier service sends out the documents.

Philippine Consulate General shall not assume any responsibility for documents which have been mailed through the U.S. Postal Service or Courier Service