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Bringing Pets

Note: The following is for the importing of cats and dogs only, if you require information on the importing of other species please refer to the Singapore Animal, Meat and Seafood Regulatory Branch for further information. Their contact information is detailed below.

Further Note: It is best to liase directly with the Singapore Animal, Meat and Seafood Regulatory Branch, this write up is intended to give you general information only. Look here for further info.
This is an overview of the regulations:

Firstly, the following breeds of dog, including any cross-breeds are not allowed in Singapore:

1. Akita
2. Dogo Argentino
3. Fila Braziliero
4. Neapolitan Mastiff
5. Pit Bulls, including the American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier and the American Bull Dog;
6. Tosa

A minimum quarantine of 30 days is necessary for the import of any pets into Singapore. This is preceded by a mandatory rabies immunization; this vaccination however does not apply to pets from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK.

In order to import your pet, you will need to acquire an Import Permit, you can do this by submitting this import permit application.
download here

Along with the $50 fee to the Singapore Animal, Meat and Seafood Regulatory Branch.

At the same time you make an application for an Import Permit, you should also book a quarantine space for your pet, you can do this by filling in this form (this one is from the Jurong Animal Quarantine Station):

Import Permit Application

Due to the fact that quarantine space is frequently limited, it's advisable to book a space (and submit your Import Permit application) at least a couple weeks in advance of your pet's date of import.

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