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How to Export Your Pet from Singapore

Your time in Singapore has come to an end and you’d like to take the family pet with you to your new home. But how do you do it? Don’t worry, because these simple steps will help you and your pet enjoy a smooth-sailing relocation process. If you’re planning to go on vacation with your pet, you will need to meet AVA’s import and export requirements. Read more at http://bit.ly/1DSffPV.


1. Import Requirements

Find out the import requirements of the country you’re headed to via the website of the relevant government authority of the country in question. Your pet may need certain vaccinations, lab tests or a veterinary health certification prior to entry.


2. Settle the Export License Ahead

You’ll need to apply for an AVA Export License via the LicenceOne (AVA e-Licensing) website within 30 days of leaving Singapore. The license is only valid for 30 days. You will need to produce supporting documents such as vaccination records and a valid dog license. Read through the AVA’s guide.


3. Get a Health Certificate

The procedure to apply for the health certificate is the same as when you bring a pet into Singapore. A veterinary health certificate is only necessary if your destination country requires it. Find out how to apply.


4. Don’t Forget the Pre-Export Inspection

Should your destination require a pre-export inspection, you can make an appointment to get your pet inspected via online booking through the iFAST system. The appointment must be filed at least five days before your departure and should be held roughly four hours before your departure time.


Learn more about all of requirements for having pet in Singapore here.


By Hazel Vincent De Paul, The Finder, September 2015

Photo: 123rf.com

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