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Hong Kong - Obtain a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet)

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information on how you can bring your pet dogs and cats to Hong Kong and how can you apply for a Pet Passport or Special Permit for your pets.

Eligibility

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Instructions

Before your arrival in Hong Kong, you have to apply for a Special Permit and pay the specified fee in order to bring your pet to the country.

Required Information

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e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.

Procedure

Importation of pets:

  1. Have your pet examined by a veterinarian: You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Hong Kong will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be the one who will issue the pet passport.
  2. If you are outside Hong Kong  : You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest Chinese embassy in the country you are currently staying. The office may be able to provide you with information about pet passports and special permits for pets.
  3. Before you make arrangements to transport your pet: Make sure that you have all the required documents, and got in touch with the authority responsible with the import/export of live animals in the country where your pet will be coming from and in Hong Kong. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.
  4. Special Permit for your pet:
    1. You should submit the application in a prescribed form (Form No. AF240) (PDF format). Facsimile copies are available from the interactive telephone: (852) 2708 8885. The form can also be obtained by dialing (852) 1823.
    2. If the animals are imported for trading purpose, you must obtain an Animal Trader License in advance.
    3. You will be required to show your Hong Kong Identity Card or passport when submitting the application. For postal application, applicants have to submit the application form, cheque together with a photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card or passport. Please note that the submitted documents will not be returned.

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Required Documents

Special Permit for pets:

  • Completed application
  • Hong Kong Identity Card or passport when submitting the application. For postal application, applicants have to submit the application form, cheque together with a photocopy of Hong Kong Identity Card or passport.

Fees

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Validity

Special Permit: Valid for 6 months and for one consignment only. Animals must be imported on or before the expiry date of the permit.

Documents to Use

Special Permit - Application Form

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department
5/F, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices
303 Cheung Sha Wan Road
Kowloon

Fax : (852) 2311 3731
Email : mailbox@afcd.gov.hk


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Video

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Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Information which might help

Public Health (Animals and Birds) Ordinance Cap. 139, and the Rabies Ordinance Cap. 421 are enforced by the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department through regulating the import of animals and birds for the prevention and introduction of animal diseases including rabies into Hong Kong.

Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

GovHK

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