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 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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