Those who wish to bring their pets from South Korea to the Philippines must first get an Import Permit from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI). 

Please contact the BAI directly and give the following initial information:

  • Name of importer / owner
  • Address in South Korea
  • Full contact information (email, fax, mobile phone, landline, etc.)
  • Expected date of arrival in the Philippines
  • Information about the pet, including its breed, age and sex
  • Number of animals

The BAI may be reached through the following:

The BAI will reply with details about the Import Permit, including the complete list of requirements. Included in the requirements is a HEALTH CERTIFICATE issued by a duly licensed veterinarian dated not more than 30 days before arrival in the Philippines. It should certify that the animal is free from, and has not been recently exposed to, any dangerous or communicable disease, and that it has been given anti-rabies and other required inoculations. 

The health certificate should be authenticated by the Philippine Embassy in South Korea. For faster processing, please ensure that the health certificate is in English and that it is notarized. If the health certificate is in Korean, two acts of notarization will be required: one for the Korean health certificate and another for the attestation of accuracy of translation, which must include information that the original health certificate in Korean has been notarized.

NOTE: Please take note that airlines may have additional requirements.