Moving to Vietnam with Pets

Moving to Vietnam with your furry companion requires careful planning and attention to the country's pet import regulations. Our goal is to ensure a smooth and stress-free pet relocation experience for both you and your pet.

In this guide, we'll explore the key requirements and steps for importing pets into Vietnam, as well as tips to make your pet's journey comfortable and safe.

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Importing Pets to Vietnam: Key Requirements and Procedures

Attention: This information is to be used as general guidelines and may not be updated to meet the current requirements. Before you travel, be sure to contact the appropriate authorities for your destination country.

  1. Microchip: While not mandatory, we recommend microchipping your pet for identification. Ensure it meets ISO Standard 11784.

  2. Rabies Vaccination and Certificate: Your pet must have a valid Rabies Certificate signed by a licensed veterinarian. The rabies vaccination must be administered at least 30 days before departure but within 360 days of travel.

  3. Import Permit: An import permit is required if you are importing more than two pets. Our team at PetRelocation can assist in obtaining the permit, which takes about a week and is valid for 10 days.

  4. Health Certificate (APHIS Form 7001): A standard Health Certificate issued by a USDA-accredited veterinarian is required within 10 days of arrival in Vietnam.

  5. USDA Endorsements: The Rabies Certificate and Health Certificate need USDA endorsements. Ensure they accompany your pet during travel.


  • Ensuring your pet is comfortable with their travel crate is essential for a positive travel experience. Avoid sedation and encourage crate acclimation through gradual training. Choose an airline-approved crate with adequate ventilation and space for your pet to move.

Preparing for Arrival in Vietnam

  • Upon arrival in Vietnam, your pet will undergo a health check at the port of entry. Keep all endorsed documents readily available for inspection.
  • Please note that Vietnam has restrictions on certain dog breeds, including Pit Bulls, Japanese Tosa, and Dogo Argentino. Check with the authorities before your move.

Expert Assistance for a Successful Pet Move

  • Navigating the complexities of pet transport can be challenging, but our team at PetRelocation is here to help. From meeting import requirements to arranging flights, we offer personalized guidance and services for a successful pet move to Vietnam.

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