Quarantine for pets varies from 0-6 months subject to their history and vaccination records. You may bring your cat, dog or bird into Hong Kong with a minimum amount of fuss if you are coming from a Category I or Category II country. Animals from a Category III country must go through quarantine at the owner's expense.
For importing your pets to Hong Kong, you need to obtain in advance a special import permit from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department. It usually takes 5 working days to process the application from the date of receipt of permit fee to the date of issue, subject to provision of all required information.
Overseas applicants may nominate a person or agent in Hong Kong to apply for the permit on their behalf to minimise inconvenience and to expedite urgent applications.
Application can be done either by person or my mail at :
Permit issuing Desk (Counter No. 10) , 5th Floor, Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, Cheung Sha Wan Government Offices, 303 Cheung Sha Wan Road , Kowloon , Hong Kong
Office hours: Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. - 12:30 noon, 1:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. (Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays.)
A prescribed application form AF240 is available for download at the Hong Kong Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department website. Facsimile copies are also obtainable from the interactive telephone number (852) 2708 8885.
The fee for one animal is HK$432 and HK$102 for every additional animal. Fees must be paid at the time of the application. Crossed local cheques or e-payment are acceptable for local applications.
For overseas applications, the fees should be paid by a bank draft in Hong Kong currency payable to " The Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region ". The bankdraft must be drawn upon a licensed bank in Hong Kong.
Permits will be delivered by ordinary mail (local) or airmail (overseas) to the address as indicated in the application form. You need to enclose a self-addressed envelope together with the application. To avoid postal delay, you may choose to pick up the permit at the licensing office in person or by an appointed agent. The permit cannot be dispatched by fax.
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