Navigating Pet Import Requirements for Malaysia
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Cat
From: China (Shanghai)
To: Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
I am organizing my move from Shanghai to Kuala Lumpur, by mid-end of December 2013. I have a 5-month-old baby cat who I'd like to take with me. He is in good health and has all the vaccinations needed here in China.
1) Basically, about how much will be the costs to relocate him to Malaysia?
2) How long will it take? (Suppose I start the process on November 11, when will my cat be ready to leave China? When will he arrive and be "set free" in Malaysia?
3) Are there any specific certificate needed in relation to his Chinese origin?
Thanks for your advice and answers!
Thank you for reaching out to us with your question. Moving a cat to Malaysia will certainly require quite a bit of planning, so it's wise to give yourself plenty of time and peruse as many helpful resources as possible. To start, take a look at the pet import requirements for Malaysia for an idea of what you'll need to do. You will need an import permit issued by the Department of Veterinary Services (among other things).
Pets coming from China will also need to fulfill a quarantine (find more information through the Malaysia ministry of agriculture), so the timing of your trip will depend on whether or not you can book a space in quarantine for your cat during your desired dates. Costs depend on a few factors as well -- we'd be happy to give you a quote for our services or you can continue to do research on your own. Here's another Malaysia pet import link that may be helpful.
Thanks again for your message -- hopefully this helps to get you started. Let us know if you have more questions, and good luck with everything!