Pets in Singapore usually comes from overseas. Pet Shops Singapore import your pets like dogs, cats, ornamental birds, rabbits, guinea pigs and other pets. The importer who is usually the pet shop will need to apply an import licence from the Agri-Food & Veterinary Authority of Singapore (in short is AVA) within 30 days prior to the date of arrival.
Application for the license can be made with the online form. Do allow two working days to process the permit upon receipt of the duly completed application and with all the necessary supporting documents.
Typically the validity of the license is about 30 days from the date of issue. So do not delay or make any mistake. The cost of this license is 50 Singapore Dollars. Extra charges of similar value will be imposed if shorter period of 2 workings days is requested.
A coloured photo of the dog showing the face and body clearly must be attached with your online application especially for mixed and coloured dogs. This is to help AVA to verify that it is not a breed which is prohibited from import into Singapore.
All dogs above three months of age must be licensed with AVA. A maximum of one scheduled dog can be licensed per non-HDB premise and no scheduled dog can be kept at HDB premise. HDB is Housing Development Board. They help to build housing units at a subsidised rate to make it more affordable for Singapore to purchase and live in.
The import of personal pets must comply with AVA's veterinary conditions which includes requirements such as health certification, quarantine and inspection by AVA. Different pets from different countries have different regulations to be imported in. Please check the site on AVA for more information on more Pets Information in Singapore.