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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sun, 08 Jul 2007 11:53 am

We generally do not advise people on how to circumvent the local laws. While one could argue that what is technically legal in act in other countries, may well be breaking the local laws, it is, I think, the intent that could be construed (getting around the local laws?). If you knowingly do something to circumvent the law then by it's very act becomes illegal. Therefore I shouldn't think anyone would respond.

 



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Post by saidean » Fri, 13 Jul 2007 1:22 am

I emigrated from the UK to Singapore about 3 years back with my cat so my memory's a bit foggy on the actual paperwork. I don't think it's that easy to circumvent quarantine by going through the UK:-

a. Paperwork for the Vet authority in the UK takes a few weeks. Then you have a tight window about 2 days before you leave to get the paperwork sorted from your vet.
b. Your vet needs to declare how long the pet's registered with them etc. I think the authorities here may question this if the documentation showed a very short period or none even.

I queried some flights (eg Luthansa I think) that allowed pets to be brought into the cabin section, so that my cat can stay with me rather than be stuck in the cargo section. But because it's not a direct flight to Singapore, any stop over constitutes a break in the UK-Singapore non-quarantine agreement and meant that my cat would have to undergo quarantine. Therefore, I had no choice but to take Singapore Airlines (which was very good in taking care of him) and prayed for the entire 48 odd hours from home to home, before he was let out of his cage.

Grumpily too.

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Post by eramie » Sun, 01 Jun 2008 9:01 am

Does anyone know about how long the wait usually is? I am placing my dog on the list and all they will tell me is that it is long. They asked for my arrival date and stated that I needed to put my dogs on the list now because there is a long wait. When I asked if there was a wait for that time frame she just said "I don't know how long the wait is"? Not really what I was asking. Any info would be great.

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A long time

Post by blueali13 » Sun, 08 Jun 2008 9:34 pm

Hi Eramie,

I put my cats names on the waiting list at the start of May and am still waiting to hear. I have to decide which date I am leaving my current home and I can't really decide until I know when they are leaving. Agghhh! The only info i was told by my pet Moving Company was that I would hear a month before their arrival date. Hopefully it will be any day soon...fingers crossed!

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Post by guitarnoise » Mon, 09 Jun 2008 8:39 am

I was in the cat area of the quarantine very recently. There's lots of space for cats at the moment. Not sure if that's all booked up or not but I doubt it. Tell your pet Movers you want to move this week or next and I bet you'll get a quarantine space.

You could also call the quarantine station yourself. The staff is very friendly and easy to deal with.

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Hooray!

Post by blueali13 » Tue, 17 Jun 2008 10:50 pm

Eramie,

A quick update on the waiting times for a quarantine date: I got fed up with waiting for my pet Movers to get back to me so I contacted the Pet Hotel in Sing who will deal with things at the other end. I told them my departure date and they confirmed my cats quarantine date wthin an hour.

Get in contact with Sing direct and I'm sure you'll have a confirmed date within a short time.

Good luck!

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Post by besito » Tue, 29 Jul 2008 9:21 am

anybody have tried moving a dog from hk to singapore? what are the costs involve and how much? i.e. quarantine costs, airfare, etc.

many tks in adv!

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Travelling through the UK/Australia/etc.

Post by nn27 » Tue, 23 Sep 2008 12:14 am

To answer your question about a stopover in one of the countries that do not require you to go through the quarantine: If you read through the Veterinary Conditions for the importation of animals from UK, Australia, etc from the AVA, they state that the animal cannot be imported into that country within the past 6 months.

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Post by charming » Wed, 24 Sep 2008 8:52 am

They are very strict on this as my 2 labradors had only been back from Dubai 5 months and they still have to do 30 days quarantine here although when they entered the Uk ,as the had pet passports, they came straight in.

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Post by hookedtothenet » Tue, 18 Nov 2008 5:32 pm

We are freighting over our two cats and one dog to Singapore from Sydney.

We are asking an animal transport company here to handle the shipping , paperwork etc.
Although we did do the Import permit application ourselves.
For those not familiar with this you have to go to the AVA office or website:
http://www.ava.gov.sg/AnimalsPetSector/ ... sPersonal/

I have to say that I was very impressed with just how easy and efficient the whole application process was. 10/10!

It was pretty straight forward for me mainly because Australia(along with the UK and N.Ireland) are rabies free, so no Quarantine or anything else, just the standard vaccinations and worming etc..

Cheers Hookedtothenet.

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How much?

Post by Johanna1987 » Thu, 01 Oct 2009 5:09 pm

How much does it ending costing? Since im just gonna work for 3 months it might now be worth it
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Question: Does my cat need to be neutered before bringing in

Post by angge1123 » Fri, 25 Dec 2009 11:36 pm

I'm planning to bring my cat to Singapore. Does he need to be neutered before I bring him in?

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Post by 叶问 » Sun, 24 Jan 2010 10:15 pm

Hello Angge1123,

You cat is not require to be neutered prior to entering Singapore.

Hi Johanna1987,

Cost is determine on where your pet is coming from. As for exporting out, this will depend on where the next destination is.

As Singapore is declared "Rabies Free", therefore entering into other countries will be much easy.

Hope this will help.
I am just here to help or assist or answer all questions on relocation of dogs/cats.

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Post by Heart » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 10:50 am

What happens if you have a dog that is larger than approved?

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Thu, 18 Feb 2010 11:24 am

It will be eaten. :lol:

Approved for what?

The ban on large dogs is for HDB Flats. As well as the number of pets allowed in HDB flats as well (Cats are not allowed in HDB Flats at all) However, personal condos are subject to the whims of the owners.

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