Relocating Pets to Bangkok
Moving to Bangkok with your pet? Do not worry – relocating your pet can be a simple and stress-free experience! With proper planning, you will have no trouble ensuring that your beloved companion is safe, comfortable, and happy during their journey.
It is important that you have the necessary documents prepared prior to arriving for ease of entry. These are the necessities for importing dogs and cats into Thailand:
Form Rore. 1/1 (ร. 1/1) from Thai Department of Livestock Development
To download an application form for Import/Export Animals/Animal Remains through Thailand, please click here
To ensure a smooth process when applying for an import permit from the Thai Department of Livestock Development (DLD), be sure to get your paperwork organized well in advance. The DLD can sometimes be slow at issuing permits, so it’s essential that you plan ahead! The website is http://www.dld.go.th
To acquire this license, you’ll need to download the application form, then attach all the mandatory paperwork (see below) before sending everything off via email to the DLD. Upon approval of your documents, this permit will be valid for a duration of 60 days.
To make the application process as easy as possible, we’ve prepared a comprehensive list of all documents you need to submit to the DLD in order to complete your approval.
Required documents include:
- Import license application form R.1/1 (written as ร.๑/๑ in Thai in the top right of the page)
- A copy of your passport’s photo page
- Proof of vaccinations
- A color picture taken from the front showing your pet’s face clearly
- Pet Information Sheet
- Number and species of pets.
- Details of the pets including breed, sex, age, color, and the microchip number of each pet
- Address in the country of origin
- Address of your accommodation in Thailand
- Tentative date of arrival
- Port of departure in the country of origin
- Port of entry in Thailand
As you can observe from this checklist, the majority of the necessities are simply accessible and all that’s necessary is to compile them into an email when sending your application. Nevertheless, two noteworthy items are pets’ vaccination records and their microchip number; let’s delve deeper into those next.
All pets arriving in Thailand are required to provide proof of vaccinations, which your local vet can handle. When it comes to dogs, they must receive shots for rabies, leptospirosis, hepatitis, distemper, and parvovirus illnesses. Cats need only two vaccines; one for rabies and the other being a feline panleukopenia virus vaccination.
If you plan on taking your pet with you to Thailand, it is essential that they receive all their necessary vaccinations at least 21 days prior to the flight and not more than 12 months before arrival. Make sure to schedule a visit with a vet for them as soon as possible to get those booster shots! Normally, your veterinarian will be able to administer these vaccines during one visit—so make sure that they provide written evidence upon completion so that this documentation can then be submitted through the DLD.
To ensure that all incoming pets can be safely identified, the DLD mandates that a microchip with an ISO-compliant 15-digit ID number must be implanted in each pet. This is listed on our required documentation list and should also be included as part of your application’s Pet Information Sheet.
Internal And External Parasites
To ensure a smooth transition for your pet when arriving in Thailand, we would highly recommend getting them checked for any internal and external parasites such as ticks or tapeworms. Your veterinarian can provide you with the necessary medication to treat these conditions, so be sure to request it at least seven days prior to departure. Doing this will save you from any unforeseen delays during quarantine time upon arrival!
Export Permit from Your Home Country
To continue the process, you must acquire an export permit (often referred to as a health certificate) from your home country. To do this, consult with your local veterinarian and they will guide you in the right direction; some vets may even prepare it for you for a fee. It is important to remember that The Veterinary Certificate for Thailand must be completed in English and stamped (endorsed) by the government of the exporting country responsible for the import and export of animals.
In order to guarantee safe travels, only pets that have been determined healthy can be allowed into Thailand. Therefore, it is essential for a health certificate to reflect the pet’s current condition and well-being as well as verify their vaccination, identification microchip number and ownership details with all other paperwork involved.
Finally, remember that the health certificate is only valid for ten days from its issuance. Hence you must make sure to arrive in Thailand with your pet within this timeline or else it won’t be accepted by authorities. With all of the necessary paperwork taken care of, there’s just a few more things you need to take into consideration when traveling with animals.
Do You Have A Suitable Travel Crate For Your Pet?
With all of the preparations needed for international travel, many pet owners often overlook an appropriate traveling vessel for their furry companions. However, it is essential that you take your pets with you as they are a part of the family!
Make sure to have them safely and comfortably accompany you on your journey by providing suitable accommodations during transit.
Arrival In Thailand
If you’re headed to Thailand, most international flights will touch down at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Once there, you must take your pet to one of the animal quarantine stations depending on how they journeyed – either in the cargo hold as checked baggage or with you in the passenger cabin. Whichever form of transport is chosen, that station should be attended immediately upon arriving.
If you are looking to transport your pet as checked baggage, head over to the International Animal Quarantine Station (AQS) on the first floor of CE-1 Building in the Free Zone area.
For pets traveling in the passenger cabin and coming in through the passenger terminal, you’ll need to go to the animal quarantine station near baggage belt #8 in the arrival hall.
When should your pet quarantine?
As previously stated, Thailand is quite lenient when it comes to bringing pets into the country. If all of your paperwork is up-to-date and your pet appears healthy, then they will not be subjected to quarantine. Nonetheless, a quarantine officer has the authority to determine whether or not a short stay at one of their stations may be necessary for inspection purposes.
The quarantine officer has the discretion to detain pets in a station for up to 30 days or longer if deemed necessary. During this time, tests and treatments may be carried out – all of which must be paid for by the pet owner. Therefore, it is essential that you remain respectful and understanding towards these officers as they have control over your beloved pet’s fate!
Have a pet that isn’t a cat or dog?
Regardless of what type of animal you wish to bring into Thailand, they will need health certificates in order to enter the country safely.
If your pet is deemed to be rare, treacherous, or endangered in any way, it’s essential that you do further research with the relevant institution in your home country as well as The Department of Livestock Development (DLD) located in Thailand. This will ensure safe and legal transit for your beloved animal upon arrival. Moreover, make sure that you are compliant with all CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) regulations; if so applies to your pet, then additional permits must be acquired prior to traveling overseas.
Process of Bringing your pet to Thailand simplified
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