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Animal Health Certificate
ISSUE OR OFFICIAL ENDORSEMENT OF ANIMAL HEALTH CERTICATE
In order to assist local exporters in meeting veterinary health requirements of the destination countries/places, this Department provides services such as issue or official endorsement of animal health certificate to facilitate such export. Such services include:
How To Apply
If all the veterinary health requirements stipulated by the destination country/place are met and the related documents are available, the processing period is:
Where To Apply
Application must be submitted in person to:
Monday to Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 noon, 1:30 p.m. - 5:15 p.m.
Australia's Import Requirements for dogs/cats being shipped from Hong Kong to Australia
With effect from 3 February 2014, the Australian government authority (Department of Agriculture and Water Resources) has imposed the below import requirements for dogs/cats coming from Hong Kong.
At the 1st stage, please tell your private vet who did the blood sampling to sign and stamp on the Rabies Neutralising Antibody Titre Test (RNATT) Report. After that, please bring along the rabies vaccination record and the RNATT Report etc. to our office for endorsement. (The endorsement takes 1 working day to process).
After you have granted the Australia's import permit, and the dog/cat has gone through the required parasite treatments and a series of blood sampling(s) in accordance with the Australia's import requirements, please bring your dog/cat to the private animal clinic for examination and completion of the following prescribed Animal Health Certificate within 5 days prior to export :
Only new version of the Animal Health Certificate below will be acceptable as from 1 January 2018
Prescribed Animal Health Certificate for dog being shipped to Australia (applicable as from 1 January 2018)
Prescribed Animal Health Certificate for cat being shipped to Australia (applicable as from 1 January 2018)
Please tell your vet to sign and stamp on each Blood Test Report to acknowledge the test result. After that, please bring along the captioned Animal Health Certificate, Blood Test Report(s), Vaccination Record(s), Import Permit etc. to our office within 5 days prior to export, so that we can base on your vet's attestation and endorse the Animal Health Certificate correspondingly. (The endorsement takes 1 working day to process).
Please remind your vet to do the parasite treatments and the blood sampling(s) within the time frame in accordance with the Australia's import requirements. Your vet has to check carefully and understand the Australia's import requirements before signing the captioned Animal Health Certificate. For more import information, please visit http://www.agriculture.gov.au/
EC entry easier for Hong Kong dogs and cats
With effect from 1 January 2012, the European Community (EC) has imposed import requirements for dogs and cats coming from Hong Kong. Owners of dogs and cats will find easier to take their pets to EC member states. These requirements include:
The certification which certifies the animals have met the above requirements is valid for 10 days in the EC. Some countries/places, including Finland, Malta, Ireland and the United Kingdom, have additional requirement.
If the animals transit through a country / place which has not been approved by the EC, a rabies antibody test is required, or the import will be subject to the decision of EC. Different conditions will apply for other pets. Owners are advised to check the import requirements through the website of the animal health authorities of the destination countries / places for the latest information before planning their trip.
For detail information, you can visit the following website:
European Community Official Website:
British Official Website :
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Last Review Date : 23 March 2018