Dog Travel to Vietnam: How to obtain required pet import permit

I've been told we need an import permit from Vietnam to ship our dogs but I can't find it anywhere. Dogs have all vaccinations up to date and also been micro chipped. Do you have any idea where can we get the import permit and if we need it. Thanks a lot, Anita

Hi Anita,

Thanks for your inquiry!  It is my understanding that you must have the domestic pet import permit arranged in advance if you would like your pet to have a very smooth transition through customs without having to wait additional time for processing. 

The point of contact for this permit can be directed through this website, Vietnam Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.  There is a small icon to the right of the page with a British flag.  Click on this flag and the site will translated into English. 

Also, if you would prefer one of's International Specialist (for Vietnam) to facilitate the relocation of your two dogs, including the necessary paperwork required, please let me know and  I will be happy to have one of them contact you.

I wish you and your Staffies a safe and happy relocation to Vietnam!


PetRelocation Team





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By Van on March 16, 2018 at 5:29 pm

Hi, I'm moving to from Arizona to Vietnam and I would like to bring my pitbull and my cat with me. Can you relocate them for me or help me with necessary paperworks?

By Maegan at PetRelocation on March 19, 2018 at 10:08 am

Hi Van, thanks for reaching out! We would be happy to help move your pets to Vietnam. In order to do so, please fill out our Arrange a Move Form Here! We look forward to working with you!

By Charmaine Radford on December 15, 2017 at 6:48 am

Hi, me and my dog have been doing many cycling trips to raise money for the shelter I adopted him from. This year I am going to Vietnam and hoping to change it into a holiday that can raise some money for the dogs in need again. I will be there for 4 week travelling from South Africa. Is there anyone that can assist with what paperwork I would need?

By on December 15, 2017 at 9:25 am

Hello Charmaine,

Thanks for commenting! If you just need help with paperwork, we would recommend reaching out to a local pet-shipping company in South Africa. You can search a directory of reputable pet-shipping companies on the IPATA website here.

We hope this helps! Good luck with your cycling trip!

By Penelope on November 19, 2010 at 3:01 am

Hi,I would like to bring my small dog from Sydney, Australia to Ho Chi Minh city, Vietnam, where I will be living for 2-5 years.Could you please tell me what would be involved and what the costs would be?Many thanks,Penny

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