Bringing Pets

To bring pets from your domiciled countries, there are some guidelines and rules that must consider and follow before bringing them to the Malaysia.

  • Please check the Veterinary Import Regulation forum at www.dvs.gov.my to confirm that your pet can be brought into Malaysia.
  • Must complete application form A to apply for an import permit. Attach the current vaccination record for dogs and cats. Pay RM 5.00/head (dog and cat) and RM 0.10/head (bird) as an import fee. Also, submit the application to the Department of Veterinary Services (DVS) at the Ministry of Agriculture and Agro-based industry, Wisma Tani, Block Podium, Lot 4G1, Precinct 4, Federal Government Administration Centre, 62630 Putrajaya or at State Veterinary Departments. The application form will be processed within one working day.
  • Some restricted breeds of dogs are not allowed such as Rottweiler, Doberman, German Shephard/Alsatian including Belgian Shephard and East European Shephard, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier and Perro de Presa Canario. So, you have to apply for the special approval of these kinds of dogs.
  • Import of Pit Bull Terrier (also known as American Pit Bull, American Pit Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier and Staffordshire Bull Terrier), Neapolitan Mastiff, Japanese Tosa, Akita, American Bulldog, Dogo Argentino, Fila Braziliero are prohibited. They are not permitted to bring into the country. For further information, please refer to the DVS’s website, i.e. www.dvs.gov.my.
  • After getting import permit, make the booking with DVS for quarantine of certain animals and birds. This quarantine period ranges from a minimum of 7 days and can be further extended to a period of 30 days, if the animals are being infected.
  • All the animals as well as birds which are under quarantine, subject to a quarantine fee. For example, fee for dogs is RM 10.00/head/day. For further details, please refer to the DVS’s website.
  • Some actions are also taken by the owner before exporting pets to Malaysia like:-a)  Obtain the Veterinary health certificate of the pet from the veterinarian government of the domiciled country. It should be done within 7-10 days of export.
  • Submit the following documents in the original to a DVS officer upon arrival in Malaysia :-

    I. Original Import permit.
    II. Original Veterinary Health Certificate from home country.
    III. Original Vaccination Certificate.
    IV. All documents mentioned above must be in English language or in a certified translated version.
    V. Complete Customs Form No. 1 (K1) using tariff code 0106 (zoos and pet) for importation.

  • After all these things, pet will be brought to the quarantine station, if it is subject to quarantine.
  • Collect the pet after the quarantine period.

Notes:

  1. Import Permit of the pets issued on a consignment basis.
  2. This import permit  is valid for only 30 days. It can be further extended to 60 days on request.
  3. Owners of the pets are also advised to familiarize themselves with the import regulations and comply with the conditions in the regulations. You can refer to DVS’s website for further details.
  4. There is no quarantine if the dogs belong to rabies free country such as the United Kingdom, Northern Ireland, Eire, Australia, New Zealand, Brunei, Japan, and Singapore.
  5. Exotic pets of wildlife origin may be subject to wildlife conservation conditions. You can refer to Department of Wildlife and National Parks website: www.wildlife.gov.my.