Importing pets into Malaysia might be daunting, but in this article we will simplify it as much as possible. You can always contact us for further information and to help you import your pets.
Dogs or cats must be above 3 months at the time of importation.
Your pet must first be microchipped with an ISO 11784 pet microchip, which carries a 15 digit and non-encrypted.
Your pet must be vaccinated for Rabies between 30 days and 12 months prior to entry into Malaysia. For the rest of the vaccines it depends on whether your pet is a dog or cat. For other types of pets please contact us.
Pets entering Malaysia do not require an RNATT test.
Your pets shall be accompanied by an import permit issued by the Department of Malaysia Quarantine and Inspection Services (MAQIS). The import permit can be applied through an appointed agent. The permit is valid for 30 days from the day of issuance.
The consignment of pets shall be accompanied by a veterinary health certificate within 7 days of import issued by a competent veterinary officer of the Government Veterinary Authority of country of export.
If your pet is entering Malaysia from Brunei Darussalam, United Kingdom, Ireland, Japan, New Zealand or Singapore
your pet will not be required to be Quarantine as long as the pet health conditions are good, and all documents are
If your pet is entering Malaysia from other country, it shall be placed in Quarantine and may be vaccinated with
approved anti-rabies vaccine and detained in quarantine for compulsory period of not less than seven (7) days. The
animal will be released if found to be free of any evidence of infection. However, where deemed necessary the
quarantine period can be extended up to six (6) months based on a risk assessment on a case-by-case basis.
The following breeds are not permitted to enter Malaysia: American Pit Bull, Pit Bull Terrier, Pit Bull, American Pit
Bull Terrier, American Staffordshire Terrier, Staffordshire Bull Terrier, American Bulldog, Neapolitan Mastiff,
Japanese Tosa, Akita, Dogo Argentino and Fila Braziliero.
Additional requirements for certain breeds:
There are additional requirements to bring these breeds to Malaysia: Rottweiler, Doberman Pinscher, German
Shepard, Belgian Shepard, East European Shepard, Bull Mastiff, Bull Terrier, and Perro de Presa Canario. These
breeds need to make an official written application to the Director of State Veterinary Services (State DVS) in