Pet Travel Question: Shipping a Dog to the Philippines

Hello PetRelocation,

What are the requirements for moving our dog overseas from the United States to the Philippines?




Hi Kathy,

Thanks for your question. Check out the pet import requirements for the Philippines for an idea of what documentation is necessary in order to bring a dog into the Philippines.

You'll see that your dog will need a microchip, a rabies vaccination with certificate, and a health certificate issued by your vet within 10 days of your dog's flight. The trickiest part about the Philippines' import requirements is the fact that you'll need to get these documents endorsed by the USDA. Check here to find the location of your local branch of the USDA.

In addition to meeting these national import requirements, your airline will require you to purchase an airline-approved travel crate for your dog if you don't already own one. This is to ensure your dog's comfort and safety on the long flight to the Philippines.

Hopefully this starts you off in the right direction! If you'd like to learn more about our door-to-door pet transport services, fill out our online consultation form.

Thanks again for your question and good luck with your move!


Pet Travel Question Details:

Name: Kathy
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: Maltese
From: Virginia, USA
To: Philippines


PetRelocation Team




United States


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By Dinah on May 12, 2017 at 8:58 pm

Hi wud like to ask how much is to send a puppy to philippines? Breeding is English Staffordshire Bull Terrier. Im planing to send it to my brother as a gift from australia. What papers do we need to provide?how much is the fare? Just the dog by itself. Thanks cheers.

By on May 15, 2017 at 9:13 am

Hello Dinah, thanks for reaching out! The minimum age for entry for pets into the Philippines is 4 months so the puppy will need to be at least that old prior to departure. The Philippines has several documents required ( for entry, including an import permit. If you're looking for guidance and a quote for our services, please fill out our online consultation form ( Hope this helps!

By Joven on July 17, 2017 at 8:59 pm

Hi! I would like to ask if how much is courier service for dog like shih tzu travel from virginia to philippines? And what are the documents needed

By on July 18, 2017 at 8:51 am

Hi Joven, thank you for your question.

To start, here's a look at the pet import requirements for the Philippines and here is an overview of the door-to-door services we provide. Costs vary from one move to the next so we'd need to know more about your travel details before providing an estimate, but once you fill out the consultation form we can start to tell you more.

Hope this helps! Just let us know how we can be of further assistance. We look forward to hearing from you!


By Randy borja detayson on August 28, 2017 at 11:38 am

Hi i just want to ask what is the requirments from lusaka zambia to manila philippines so we can travel our dogs going back home together with us thank you

By on August 28, 2017 at 1:28 pm

Hello Randy,

Thank you for reaching out!

The requirements for moving to the Philippines from Zambia are going to be the same as moving there from the United States. The only difference will be the governing body in Zambia will need to endorse the health certificate (instead of the USDA as with US exports).

I hope this helps! Should you need further assistance, let us know and we'll be happy to guide you further.

By Leo on November 7, 2017 at 10:21 am

Hello,How many dogs can one person import into the USA at one time? Is there a limit?

By on November 7, 2017 at 3:10 pm

Hello Leo, thanks for the question!

The United States does not have any import requirements that restrict the number of dogs that a person can bring into the country. With that, there may be capacity issues or limits with whatever airline you choose to fly your dogs so it is good to keep this in mind while planning.

If you need further guidance or would like some help in organizing your dogs' move, please fill out our free consultation form here. We hope this helps and wish you the best!

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