1. Please check the Veterinary Import Regulation to confirm that your pet
can be brought into Malaysia at

2. Complete Application Form A to apply for import permit. Attach current
vaccination record for dogs and cats. Pay RM5.00 / head (dog and cat)
and RM0.10 / head (bird) for import fee. Submit the application to
Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) at Ministry of Agriculture and
Agro-Based Industry, Wisma Tani, Block Podium, Lot 4G1, Precinct 4,
Federal Government Adiministration Centre, 62630 Putrajaya OR at State
Veterinary Departments. The application form will be processed within one
working day.

3. Apply for special approval for restricted breed of dogs (Rottweiller,
Doberman, German Shepard / Alsatian including Belgian Shepard and East
European Shepard, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier and Perro de Presa Canario
(also known as Canary Dog).

4. Import of Pit Bull Terrier / Pit Bull (also known as American Pit Bull,
American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire
Bull Terrier), American Bulldog, Neapolitan Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Akita,
Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero are not permitted. Refer DVS’s website for
further information at

5. After obtaining Import Permit, please make booking with DVS for
quarantine of certain animals and birds. Quarantine period ranges from a
minimum of seven days and can be extended to certain period if the
animals are infected to a maximum of 30 days.

6. All animals and birds under quarantine are subjected to a quarantine fee.
For example, dogs only RM 10.00/head/day. Please refer to DVS’s website
for details.

7. Action to be taken by owner before exporting pet to Malaysia:
a. Obtain veterinary health certificate for pet from the government
veterinarian of the origin country. This must be done within 7-10
days of export.

8. Submit the following original documents upon arrival in Malaysia to DVS
officer at point of entry:
a. Original import permit.
b. Original Veterinary Health Certificate from home country.
c. Original Vaccination Certificate.
d. All documents above must be in English or a certified translated
e. Complete Customs Form No. 1 (K1) using tariff code 0106 (zoos
and pet) for importation.

9. The pet will be brought to quarantine station, if it is subject to quarantine.

10.Collect pet after quarantine period.

a. Import Permit is issued on a consignment basis.
b. Import Permit is valid for 30 days and may be extended to 60 days upon
c. Owners are advised to familiarise themselves with the import regulations
and comply with the conditions in the regulations. Refer to DVS’s website
for details.
d. No quarantine if dogs from rabies free country (United Kingdom, Northern
Ireland, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Japan, Singapore).
e. Exotic pets of wildlife origin may be subject to wildlife conservation
conditions. Refer to Department of Wildlife and National Parks website:

For further enquiries, kindly contact:-

Section of Import/Export and Quarantine Services,
Division of Biosecurity and SPS Management,
Department of Veterinary Services,
Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-Based Industry,
Wisma Tani, Podium Block, Lot 4G1,
Precinct 4,
Federal Government Administration Centre,
62630 Putrajaya,
Tel : +603 – 8870 2000
Fax : +603 – 8888 6472
Email :
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