Bringing Pets To: Singapore



Our clients are often surprised to learn that the process of shipping a pet to Singapore requires a significant amount of time and preparation. Our team of experts can provide an explanation of what this looks like, in addition to managing your pet's entire move so you don't have to navigate it alone!

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What to Know Before Bringing Dogs and Cats to Singapore

Singapore Pet Import Requirements and Timeline

Microchip and Vaccinations

Time frame: at least 4 Months Before Departure

Pets must have a microchip implanted before the rabies vaccine is administered. After this vaccine is 30 days old, your pet can get their blood draw for their rabies titer test. Your pet should then receive a second rabies vaccine. Pending passing titer test results, your pet can travel to Singapore when the first vaccine is at least 4 months old (or you may bypass the second vaccine and travel with the primary vaccine is 3 months old, but this will result in a longer quarantine period). 

How We Help with Vaccinations and Vet Records

  • Does your pet have records in multiple locations? Is your veterinarian properly accredited? Are all required vaccinations in line with import and export regulations? There is a lot to consider. We’ve got you covered!
  • Singapore requires multiple vaccines and a blood test, which typically results in 3-4 vet visits, all of which we will manage. Our team also provides sample documents to help ensure everything is properly filled out and signed the first time.
  • Our relocation coordinators manage an average of 190 vet visits per month, and stay up to date on regulatory changes so you and your vet don’t have to.

Luna: US to Singapore

Banned Breeds and Dog Licenses

Certain breeds are banned or restricted in Singapore

Some breeds of pet are banned in Singapore. Others are restricted and you will need to take extra steps to obtain dog licenses for them. 

Do you know if your pet is allowed in Singapore?

The following breeds are banned in Singapore. 

  • Pit Bull
  •  Akita 
  • Neapolitan Mastiff 
  • Tosa, Dogo Argentino
  • Fila Brasileiro
  • Boerboel
  • Perro de Presa Canario
  • Bengal Cats (allowed after 5th generation). 

The following breeds are not banned but are restricted. They will require special actions on your part to obtain a dog license. Speak to your relocation coordinator to learn more. 

  • Bull Terrier
  • Doberman Pinscher
  • Rottweiler
  • German Shepherd 
  • Mastiffs 

Momo: US to SIngapore

Veterinary Credentials

Time frame: before applying for your import permit

Your veterinarian must issue two signed rabies vaccine certificates and submit a passing rabies titer test for your pet to receive an import permit. 

What happens if your veterinarian isn't accredited?

  • Your dedicated relocation coordinator has likely already worked with an accredited vet in your area, or can recommend one.
  • At this stage, we provide detailed templates for your veterinarian and answer any questions regarding the proper completion of the form.
  • It's not uncommon for a client's veterinarian to lack these required credentials for import. However, we can provide guidance with this process if they'd like to become accredited. 
  • Did you know about the timeline for the final vet visit? In order to avoid delays, we include this in our service with a veterinarian we know and trust with international travel preparation!

Smore: US to Singapore

Blood Tests and Other Treatments

Making sure testing and treatments are done on time

All pets relocating to Singapore must undergo a Rabies Antibody Titer Test at least 30 days after receiving a rabies vaccination. This blood test, which ensures the vaccine has provided your pet with adequate levels of the rabies antibody, must be reviewed at an approved lab. Dogs and cats must undergo additional treatments before departure. 

Make sure strict timelines are met

First Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation, and the validity of the particular vaccination. This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine. For import into Singapore, the first rabies vaccine must be older than four months for 10 days of quarantine or older than 3 months for 30 days of quarantine. 

Other Vaccinations (List on Separate Certificate)


  • Distemper
  • Hepatitis
  • Parvovirus


  • Cat Flu (Feline calcivirus, Feline viral rhinotracheitis)
  • Cat Enteritis (Feline Panieukopaenia)
  • Must be administered at least two weeks prior to import 

Rabies Serology (FAVN) Test

Your vet will need to perform a rabies blood test on your pet at least 30 days after the first rabies vaccination but within six months prior to export. The results need to show your pet has a rabies titer test of =/> .5 IU/mL.

Second Rabies Vaccination and Certificate

All pets must have an original Rabies Certificate, and this certificate must state the microchip number, the date of inoculation and the validity of the particular vaccination you obtain—some are good for up to three years while others are good for one. This vaccine must be an inactivated vaccine. For import into Singapore, the second rabies vaccine must be older than 30 days if you want to qualify for the 10 day quarantine period. The second rabies vaccine must be given after the titer blood draw. It can be performed on the same day as long as they are done in the correct order. 

Penny: US to Singapore

Import Documentation

Time frame: up to six months before departure

Once you have your test results back we will apply for your import permit, quarantine space and prepare final health certificate examples for your veterinarian to reference.

Avoid paperwork headaches by hiring experienced pet movers

  • Our team will complete and submit your import application, including supporting paperwork, for approval.
  • Our team will apply for quarantine space on your behalf up to six months before the travel date. 

Final veterinary appointment, within 2-7 days before departure: 

  • A USDA accredited veterinarian must issue complete an AVA Veterinary Certificate no more than 7 days before travel.
  • Your pet must also be treated for external and internal parasites at this appointment.  

Cleetus: US to Singpoare


A 10-30 day stay is required for all pets

There is a 10 to 30 day mandatory quarantine upon arrival in Singapore for pets coming from the US, Canada, Netherlands, Belgium and Spain. Most of our clients from these countries, when following our guidelines and timelines, will be eligible for the 10 day quarantine period. 

What is the quarantine experience like?

  • Quarantine sounds like a scary place, but it's not! Singapore's quarantine facilities are among the nicest in the world, and in our experience pets handle the quarantine experience with no ill effects. 
  • If a pet's flight arrives late in the afternoon, they will spend the first night at the airport quarantine station. This counts toward their first night in quarantine. 
  • Pets will be transported to the Sembawang Animal Quarantine Station, where owners are welcome to visit. Ask your relocation coordinator for more details on visiting hours. 

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