License for Import of Live Animals

Application


How to process

Required Document:
1. Import license (Model I);
2a. Legible photocopy of identity document(s); or
2b. Legible photocopy of Registration for Operation of Foreign Trade issued by the Economic and Technological Development Bureau;
3. Legible photocopy of valid dog license (issued by IAM). (Applicable only to the import of dogs and license renewal for dogs)
4. Proof of sterilisation of dog issued or countersigned by the government of the country of origin. (only applicable when the imported animals are neutered dogs)

Documents to be presented:
Not Applicable


Locations for processing the procedure and office hours

Location:
1. Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2.º andar, Macau
2. Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau
3. Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station: Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau
4. Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station: Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat, Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau
5. Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau
6. Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station: Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4.˚ andar, Macau      
7. Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas, Taipa
8. Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station: Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6.˚ andar, Coloane

Office hours:
Integrated Services Centre and Public Services Centres:
Monday to Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)


Fees

Application fee:
1. Inspection Fee:
1) Cats and Dogs (each): Mop 100.00
2) Horses (each): Mop 100.00
3) Any species of birds (every 50 birds): Mop 30.00
4) Other live animals (every 50 animals): Mop 80.00

2. License fee for dogs (applicable only to the import of dogs)
1) Neutered dogs (first-time license application): MOP300.00 plus stamp duty (10% of license fee)
2) Non-neutered dogs (first-time license application): MOP900.00 plus stamp duty (10% of license fee)
3) Neutered dogs (renewal): MOP200.00 plus stamp duty (10% of license fee)
4) Non-neutered dogs (renewal): MOP600.00 plus stamp duty (10% of license fee)
Note: The license is valid for 3 years.

Form fee:
Import license (Model I): Mop 4.00

Stamp Duty:
Not Applicable

Deposit:
Not Applicable

Fees, Charges and Prices List:
Not Applicable


Time required for processing

Processing time: 3 working days


Remarks/ points to note for application

Important note:
1. The applications must meet the stipulated requirements for licensing and the prescribed sanitary conditions required for imported animals. Since requirements will vary depending on the animal species and their country or region of origin, it is recommended that inquiries should be made in advance to IAM for details. Especially for dogs and cats from rabies epidemic regions (e.g. Mainland China), inquires should be made at least four months prior to application;
2. The license is valid for 30 days, dated from its issuing date;
3. All imported live animals are required to undergo health inspection;
4. The applicant is required to inform IAM in advance about the date and time of arrival of the imported animal(s), otherwise the respective inspection of the animal(s) at the entry port would be delayed;
5. Upon arrival of the animal(s), the applicants need to present the certificate which fulfils the entry requirements of health stipulated by IAM and was issued by the government of the country of origin;
6. Upon arrival at the entry port, the imported animal(s) can be released after undergo health inspection conducted by the veterinarian of IAM. If the health condition of the imported animal(s) fail to fulfill the entry requirements stipulated by IAM, the animal(s) shall be seized and undergo a maximum of 6 months quarantine period;
7. Besides the payable license fee for import of live animals, the applicants are required to pay for the food, accommodation and inspection fee of the seized animal(s) during its/their quarantine period;
8. Import license (Model: I) can be purchased at the following locations:
1). Printing Bureau: Rua da Imprensa Nacional, Macau
2). Public Information Centre: Rua do Campo, nos 188-198, Vicky Plaza, 1º andar
3). Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, n.os 762-804, Edifício China Plaza, 2.º andar, Macau
4). Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, n.º 52, Centro de Serviços da RAEM, Macau
5). Northern District Public Services Centre – Toi San Station: Avenida de Artur Tamagnini Barbosa, n.º 127, Edifício D.ª Julieta Nobre de Carvalho, Bloco B, R/C, Macau
6). Northern District Public Services Centre – Fai Chi Kei Station: Rua Nova do Patane, Habitação Social de Fai Chi Kei, Edifício Fai Tat, Bloco II, R/C, Lojas G e H, Macau
7). Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, n.os 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3.˚ andar, Macau
8). Central District Public Services Centre – S. Lourenço Station: Rua de João Lecaros, Complexo Municipal do Mercado de S. Lourenço, 4.˚ andar, Macau
9). Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua de Coimbra, n.º 225, 3.˚ andar, Centro de Serviços da RAEM das Ilhas, Taipa      
10). Islands District Public Services Centre – Seac Pai Van Station: Avenida de Vale das Borboletas, Complexo Comunitário de Seac Pai Van, 6.˚ andar, Coloane
9. According to Foreign Trade Law (Law no. 3/2016, amendment to Law no. 7/2003), each applicant is not allowed to import living animals for more than once within a period of six months, except for those local pet shops registered for engaging in external trade.
10. In accordance with Chief Executive Writ of Instruction no. 335/2016, import of some species of dogs and animals is prohibited.


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Content provider: Municipal Affairs Bureau (IAM)

Last modified: 2021-04-01 00:28

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