Philippine Department of Agriculture – Tokyo

Ready to travel with your little friend?

Taking your beloved dog or cat on a flight to the Philippines?

Make sure you have your pet’s documents when traveling internationally and returning home to thePhilippines. Allow yourself plenty of time before the trip to take care of your pet’s required medical care and paperwork documents.

Please remember to start the process early.

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Requirements and procedures for bringing pets to the Philippines

Your first step — Visit Your Vet’s Office

If you are traveling to the Philippines, tell your veterinarian about your plans as soon as possible. Together, you can make sure your pet is healthy enough to travel and meets the requirements for exportation.

Required Minimum Vaccination for Dogs:

  1. Rabies
  2. Canine Distemper
  3. Infectious Hepatitis
  4. Leptospirosis
  5. Parvovirus
  6. Parainfluenza

Required Minimum Vaccination for Cats:

  1. Rabies
  2. Feline Herpesvirus
  3. Feline Calicivirus
  4. Feline Panleukopenia
  5. Feline Leukemia

Requirements for Your Pets Leaving Japan

  • For Filipinos: BAI MC 43 Annex A
  • For Foreigners: BAI MC 43 Annex C
  • Notarize at the Philippine Consular Section or a Koshonin Yakuba (Notary Public)
  • Click here to download and print BAI MC 43.

This may include blood tests, vaccinations, microchips for identification

Subject dog/s and/or cat/s (from veterinary)

(Original or Certified True Copy) of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s (from veterinary)

Minimum Required Vaccination for Dogs

  • Rabies
  • Canine Distemper
  • Infectious Hepatitis
  • Leptospirosis
  • Parvovirus
  • Parainfluenza

Minimum Required Vaccination for Cats

  • Rabies
  • Feline Herpesvirus
  • Feline Calicivirus
  • Feline Panleukopenia
  • Feline Leukemia

Subject dog/s and/or cat/s (1-2 photos)

Personal details of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s

Copy of BIR-issued ID with Tax Identification Number (TIN) or any identification card (i.e. passport) if the applicant is a foreigner

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Important Procedure

Below are the procedures for bringing pet dogs and cats to the Philippines. Please read carefully and follow each steps accordingly.

  • Click here to Register
  • Click the “Submit” button once (single click and NOT double click). Double clicking may result in an error. Press the Refresh the button if the page does not proceed to the next page.

Complete the pet details and attach the scans of the required documents 1-7

After submission of application, wait for 3 days for assessment.

Click here to log-in

  • If status is Approved: Print the 3-page SPSIC.
  • If status is Rejected: Read reason for rejection and re-apply using same account.
  • If none of the above status: wait again and check status from time to time.

Complete Japanese quarantine and airline requirements and fly to the Philippines.

Frequently Asked Questions

A: The subject dog/s and/or cat/s can enter the Philippines as long as their vaccination is still within the expiration date.

A: The SPSIC is valid for 60 days(2 months) from its approval date. The expiration is stated on the approved SPSIC.

A: Official English versions are recommended if possible, but the documents can be translated by the applicant.

A: The Philippine Embassy in Tokyo, the Philippine Consulate in Osaka and Nagoya can notarize the Affidavit of Undertaking or any local notary public. For foreigners (non-Filipino Citizens), notarization is not needed.

A: Please check the Japanese Animal Quarantine Service (AQS) website for the current and updated requirements on exporting animals from Japan.

Important Reminder

Make sure your furry friend(s) is healthy enough to travel by air. If you have any doubts, consider leaving them with a family member, trusted friend.

  • Please contact Our Office or the Bureau of Animal Industry National Veterinary Quarantine Services Division (BAI-NVQSD) for additional requirements of other pets (i.e. rabbits, birds, turtles, etc.).
  • Keep in mind that the requirements above are the Philippine government’s requirements for the pet to enter the country.
  • Please contact the Japanese quarantine office nearest to your desired international airport (i.e. Narita International Airport, etc.) for the export requirements for your pet to leave Japan.
    Additionally, please contact your desired choice of airlines for their rules on boarding pets.
  • Templates and specific details of the requirements below can be found in the BAI MC 43.
  • All Japanese documents (i.e. certificates from vet) need to be translated into English.

With careful planning, your furry friend(s) will arrive both at its destination and return home healthy and safe.

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