Bringing Pets to Thailand


Step 1  Request an import permit by email to Animal quarantine station (AQS) with the following documentation (not less than 7 working days)

  • Form R1/1 from Thai Department of Livestock Development (ร. 1/1) Download here
  • Copy of passenger’s passport
  • Pet’s photo
  • Flight itinerary
  • Vaccination record (must be in English)
  • Microchip certificate

– Bring the Import Permit package to a USDA accredited for issuing Official Health Certificate
– Submit Official Health Certificate to local APHIS-VS Endorsement Officers for endorsement

Email port of entry:
– Suvarnnabhumi Airport (
– Phuket (
– Chiang Mai (

For more information, please see the link below
(1) Import guideline
(2) R1/1 form 

(3) Requirement for the Importation of Dog and Cat
(4) Requirement for the Importation of Rabbit


Step 2  Veterinary officer review the documents and Issuing an import permit

– At least 3 working days
– If additional information is required, the officer will contact you by email


Step 3  Approved import permit will be sent by Email

– The certificate for dogs and cats is valid for 10 days at after endorsement
– The certificate for small animals is valid for 30 days after endorsement


Step 4  Contact the AQS in exporting country for Official Health certificate

★ Preparing your documents before departure:
– Original pet’s passport and traveler
– Original vaccination book
– Original Official Health Certificate with endorsement form USDA/APHIS
– A print out of the Import Permit
– Certificate of blood test against rabies (optional)


Step 5  Upon arrival at Suvarnabhumi airport contact AQS for Veterinary Inspection

– A Notice of Import Approval (Form R-6) and Import License (Form R-7) will be issued.
– Pet entry fees (in cash) 5oo Baht per animal.


For hand carried pet:

AQS (Port of entry) next to carousel No. 8
Tel. +(662) 134 0636 Business hours 24 hrs. daily (Bangkok)
– Phuket Business Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 PM
– Chiang Mai Business Hours: Monday – Sunday 8:30 am – 4:30 PM

For pet imported by air cargo:

AQS (Cargo terminal: Free Zone Area, CE-1Building)
Tel. +(662) 134 0731
Business hours: Monday to Friday 08.30 a.m.- 4.30 p.m.



1.  Pets must be at least 4 months old to be able to import into Thailand.
2.  As long as pets don’t show any sign of illness, they would not be quarantined.

**However, a quarantine officer has the discretionary authority to detain in a quarantine station any pets/animals seeking to pass through Thailand**



Contact Information

Animal Quarantine Station at Suvarnnabhumi Airport’s Contact Information:

For those who travel with pets and seek to pass them through Thailand:
Please contact: Animal Quarantine Station (Port of Entry)
Tel+(662) 134-0636 Business Hours: 24 hrs. daily

For those who wish to import/export pets to Thailand:
Please contact: Animal Quarantine Station (Cargo Terminal: Free Zone Area ,CE 1 Building )
Tel+(662) 134-7031 Business Hours:  8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


Office of Agricultural Affairs (OAA) Royal Thai Embassy, Washington DC

1024 Wisconsin Ave., N.W. Suite 203
Washington, D.C. 20007 USA
Phone: (202) 338-1543, (202) 338-1545
Fax: (202) 338-1549
Email :


Useful link

* Considerations for airline travel: Airlines may have separate and additional requirements. Check with your airline to determine what requirements they may have, if any.