How can I bring my dog from Philippines to USA? Here’s the Answer


When you decide to go to travel with your pet, consider the options on how to transfer him/her: via air travel (via 13 to 16 hours max) or via ship. You can go together on the same flight, you both have different ones, or you use a carrier to bring your baby to the US.

Discuss also with your veterinarian if it is okay to travel with your pet. They will be there to give you good advice if they are healthy to do so or if they are not, maybe give them vitamins or medicine to make them better recommend another timeline.

I highly suggest doing a non-stop flight as your pet as your pets will be more stressed in transferring from a plane to another and your pet might be placed in a hot place with all the luggage, plus might you might need to pass documents in the country you are in transit.

Bringing a Pet INTO the U.S. From Another Country (Import)

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A veterinary health certificate must be submitted and endorsed by the National Veterinary Quarantine Service (NVQS) prior to an export permit being issued. Your pet can be inspected at this agency or a health certificate can be issued by a private vet no sooner than 3 days of visiting the NVQS.

If your pet is not a dog, cat or ferret, and especially if it is a turtle or parrot, you should verify that it is not protected under the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES). You will need to apply for additional permits if this is the case. Over 180 countries participate and enforce CITES regulations.

Other pets must submit a letter request with the following information (a) species & breed of animal, (b) sex, age and number of animals, (c) expected date of arrival, (d) country of origin, (e) address, phone, email address & contact details of importer. The letter must be submitted in person to the Animal Health Division.

Within 30 days of entry, the veterinary certificate for the Philippines must be completed by a licensed veterinarian in your country and endorsed by the USDA or the CFIA if you are entering the Philippines from the United States or Canada. If you are entering the Philippines from another country, your veterinarian can advise you of the endorsement procedure.

To the best of our ability, we ensure that recommendations given on reflect the current regulations. We cannot predict how a given country may enforce these regulations. Noncompliance may result in the need to make arrangements to put your pet into quarantine at your expense, return your pet to the country of origin, or euthanize your pet. We suggest that you minimize the disruptions that may occur by following the rules of the country you are visiting.

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