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How To Apply A Pet Passport In Malaysia

Taking your pet abroad on holiday or moving your life to a new country with him? You need a pet passport! A pet passport is an official registration document that is unique for the pet that contains data about the pet itself, the registered owner and a number of health-related aspects.

The cost for a pet passport will depend on your veterinarian’s fees, the cost to get your pet microchipped and the fees for completing and endorsing the necessary forms. There will always be a trip to the vet just prior to travel for a health certificate.

Note that the most important thing to do is to find out the requirements to bring your furry friend to your destination country. The key to avoiding delays at the border and/or quarantine when travelling with pet is to have your pet passport complete and accurate for the destinations you are visiting. Here are a number of things you should know before applying a pet passport in Malaysia.

Reasons To Apply A Pet Passport In Malaysia


Organised by Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS) under the Provision of Animal Act 1953, AnimalPassport is an official document of Malaysian Government under Malaysian Animal Traceability System (MATs) Project.

AnimalPassport is a formal identification document that makes it easier to prove pet ownership and to trace your animal if he is ever lost. It’s also an efficient and effective way to group all necessary information about your animal in one document. All information will be recorded in the Pet Passport system which will become part of the basic national data. What’s more important is that it helps in disease control.

How Do I Apply For A Pet Passport In Malaysia?


Animals eligible for a pet passport are cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. When you apply for a pet passport, you will need to take your pet to the issuing vet, along with vaccination and other medical records. You should visit a registered veterinary medical practice which can facilitate the entire process of registering your pet, including a physical examination and microchipping.

Note that identification card fee is excluded microchip, physical examination and pictures of your pet. The fee as below:

Cat: RM 7

Dog: RM 7

Rabbit: RM 7

Horse: RM 9

You can apply for a pet passport at all DVS state office and any veterinary clinics that accredited as a Malaysia Animal Registrar.

How Long Does It Take To Get A Pet Passport?


Pet passports can be issued within 3 days.

How Can I Bring My Dog To Malaysia?


If you would like to move to Malaysia with your dog or other pets, there are a few requirements you will have to complete.

1. Your dog must be older than 3 months and shall be identified by means of a microchip. The microchip should comply with  ISO 11784 standard, which is a 15 digit and non-encrypted.

2. Your pet is required to have a health certificate as well as an anti-rabies vaccination certificate.

3. An import permit issued by the Director General of Veterinary Services/the Director of the State Veterinary Department is required.

Read more on how to import dog and cat into Malaysia here.

Are Pets Allowed In Singapore?


While it is not too difficult to bring your dog or cat to Singapore, please note that the quarantine is a must for every animal arriving in Singapore and the animal may need to quarantined in the official quarantine station for 30 days.

Read more: Five Steps to Note When Taking Pets Abroad From Singapore