Q&A: Exporting Pets from Singapore

Name: Angela
Number of Pets: 1
Pet Type: Dog
Pet Breed: English Working Cocker Spaniel
From: Singapore
To: Charlotte, NC, United States


Dear PetRelocation,

How easy is it to move my dog from here in Singapore to Charlotte in the United States? How long does it take? What will he require in terms of paperwork, vet checks and vaccinations, etc.?

He was originally born in the UK and moved to the Netherlands after 18 months, had a pet passport and traveled via the car across the water. He then moved again after 12 months to here in Singapore and required a flight, more paperwork etc.

He is now 5 years old and also had a metal plate inserted into his knee about 8 months ago.

Thank you kindly,


Hi Angela,

Thank you for your question! Please take a look at the pet import requirements for the United States. We typically recommend starting to prepare at least 30 days in advance, as you'll need to gather a vet health certificate and proof of an updated rabies vaccine.

We also recommend helping your dog to become acclimated to the travel crate if he's not already. The fact that he has a metal plate in his knee should not cause a problem, but either way we highly suggest discussing any concerns you have with your vet.

Finally, choosing a pet-friendly airline is an important part of the process, as well. We often use KLM, United, British Airways and Lufthansa, for example, as these carriers have established pet procedures and place a high priority on safety and comfort.

Please let us know if you think you'd like some help organizing your move; one of our Specialists would be happy to discuss your relocation options with you.

Hope this helps, good luck!


PetRelocation Team




United States, Singapore


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By Jane Lim on December 23, 2017 at 4:04 am

Hi!I will like to relocate a female 1 yr old Chow Chow from Singapore to Hong Kong.Please let me know how to go about doing that.Thanks! Jane

By bethany@petrelocation.com on December 26, 2017 at 9:46 am

Hello Jane!

Singapore is considered a "Group II" country by Hong Kong so you'll need to follow the Group II import requirements on this page. The good news is there will be no quarantine for your Chow Chow if all import requirements are met prior to arrival.

We hope this helps get you started in the right direction, but if you need further guidance please don't hesitate to reach out to us here and one of our consultants will be happy to further assist.

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