Effective June 1, 2018, dogs and cats imported without the required identification will be declined entry and returned to its origin. All costs incurred will be shouldered by the importer.


1. Import permit issued by the Philippines' Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI)
2. Canadian Health Certificate issued by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) or CFIA-accredited veterinarian
3. Mandatary identification of pet dog or cat with ISO compliant microchip/ RFID (radio-frequency identification).


1. To obtain an import permit from the Philippines' Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI):

a) Go to and fill out the form.
b) Applicant will be asked for a Username (email) and Password, which will be used to check the status of the application. The status could be: (1) for Endorsement (meaning the application is waiting for the signature of the approving authority); (2) Approved; (3) Rejected (the applicant will have to re-apply).
c) To check the status of the application, go to or
Go to then click WEBCWS then log in
d) If approved, click the reference number and it will bring applicant to the 3-page SPS permit. Print the permit and present this at the Quarantine station in the airport (Philippines). Approval usually takes 1-2 days. Validity of the SPS permit is two months. Please read the other requirements on the permit in order to import your pet(s), i.e., Veterinary Health Certificate and the updated Vaccination Record.

For the updated Vaccination Records, the following will be needed:
DOGS: rabies vaccination and vaccination against distemper, leptospirosis, parvovirus, adenovirus type 2
CATS: rabies vaccination and vaccination against herpes, calicivirus, panleukopenia and feline leukemia

2. To obtain health certificate from CFIA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian

Secure a health certificate for each pet from a Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) of CFIA-accredited veterinarian. (Please refer to The health certificate should be dated within 10 days before the date of arrival in the Philippines. The health certificate 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.

3. On the Mandatary Identification of pet dog or cat with ISO compliant microchip/ RFID (radio-frequency identification)

The microchip number indicated in the import permit application submitted to BAI-Philippines and in the health certificate issued by CFIA or CFIA-accredited veterinarian should match the microchip number implanted in the animal.