Philippine Department of Agriculture – Tokyo

Below are the requirements and procedures for bringing pet dogs and cats to the Philippines.

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.) through nvqsd@bai.gov.ph.

Keep in mind that the requirements below are the Philippine government’s requirements for the pet to enter the country. 

Please contact the Japanese quarantine office nearest 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.

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Requirements

  1. Notarized Affidavit of Undertaking
    a. For Filipinos: BAI MC 43 Annex A
    b. For Foreigners: BAI MC 43 Annex C
  2. Proof of Microchip Number of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s
  3. Vaccination and Deworming Records (Original or Certified True Copy) of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s
    a. Minimum Required Vaccination for Dogs
    (1) Rabies
    (2) Canine Distemper
    (3) Infectious Hepatitis
    (4) Leptospirosis
    (5) Parvovirus
    (6) Parainfluenza
    b. Minimum Required Vaccination for Cats
    (1) Rabies
    (2) Feline Herpesvirus
    (3) Feline Calicivirus
    (4) Feline Panleukopenia
    (5) Feline Leukemia
  4. Photographs of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s
  5. Pet Passport (personal details of the subject dog/s and/or cat/s)
  6. Copy of BIR-issued ID with Tax Identification Number (TIN) or any identification card (i.e. passport) if the applicant is a foreigner
  7. SPSIC (Import Permit) from the Intercommerce Network Services
  8. Set copy of above documents
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Procedure

1. Complete required documents 1-6

2. Register in Intercommerce Network Services for SPSIC

  1. Link for registration:
    https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/registrationbai.asp
  2. Click the “Submit” button only 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.

3. Complete the pet details and attach the scans of the required documents 1-6
a. See PDF of step by step guide to completing application.

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

5. Log-in to account to check status of application.

  1. Link for log-in:
    https://www.intercommerce.com.ph/login.asp?home=home
  2. If status is Approved: Print the 3 page SPSIC.
  3. If status is Rejected: Read reason for rejection and re-apply using same account.
  4. If none of the above status: wait again and check status from time to time.

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

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Frequently Asked Questions

Q: When do my pets need to have their vaccination?

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

Q: Is there a validity on the SPSIC (Import Permit)?

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

Q: Can I translate the Japanese documents myself?

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

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