License for Import of Live Animals

   

Application

Type of procedureApplication
Documents to be submitted1. 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 Services Bureau;
3. Legible photocopy of valid dog license (issued by IACM). (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 presentedNot Applicable
Important notes1. 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 IACM 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 IACM 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 IACM 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 IACM. If the health condition of the imported animal(s) fail to fulfill the entry requirements stipulated by IACM, 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, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau;
4). Northern District Public Services Centre: Rua Nova da Areia Preta, no. 52, Service Centre of Macao SAR, Macau;
5). Central District Public Services Centre: Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, no. 5 e 7, Complexo da Rotunda de Carlos da Maia, 3/F, Macau;
6). Islands District Public Services Centre: Rua da Ponte Negra, Bairro Social da Taipa, no. 75K, Taipa.
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.
Target groupThose who engaged in the import of live animals.
Application fee1. 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 feeImport license (Model I): Mop 4.00
Stamp dutyNot Applicable
Security depositNot Applicable
Fees, Charges and Prices ListNot Applicable
Unit in-chargeDivision of Animal Control and Inspection
Location for processing the procedureSubmission of Documents:
Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau
Office hoursIntegrated Services Centre
Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Tel / FaxTel: 2833 7676
Fax: 8795 2502
Processing time3 working days

Extension

Type of procedureExtension
Documents to be submitted1. An application letter signed by the license holder or authorized person;
2. A photocopy of the issued import license;
3. A photocopy of the receipt issued by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM).
Documents to be presentedNot Applicable
Important notes1. Applicant should file an extension application before the expiry date of the import license;
2. Extension application should not be made more than once;
3. Applications can be made by letters;
4. The following information should be stated clearly in the application letter:
1) The number of the import license;
2) The name of the license holder;
3a) The number of the identity document(s) of the license holder;
3b) The number of Registration for Operation of Foreign Trade issued by the Economic Services Bureau to the institution applying for the license;
4) The original date and time of the import;
5) The new date and time of the import after the extension;
6) Contact telephone number;
7) Signature of the license holder or authorized person and date of application.
Target groupFor holders with issued live animal import licenses who intend to extend the expiry date of the licenses.
Application feeNot Applicable
Form feeNot Applicable
Stamp dutyNot Applicable
Security depositNot Applicable
Fees, Charges and Prices ListNot Applicable
Unit in-chargeDivision of Animal Control and Inspection
Location for processing the procedureSubmission of Documents:
Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau
Office hoursIntegrated Services Centre
Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Tel / FaxTel: 2833 7676
Fax: 8795 2502
Processing time3 working days

Cancellation

Type of procedureCancellation
Documents to be submitted1. An application letter signed by the license holder or authorized person;
2. A photocopy of the issued import license;
3. A photocopy of the receipt issued by the Civic and Municipal Affairs Bureau (IACM).
Documents to be presentedNot Applicable
Important notes1. The following information should be stated clearly in the application letter:
1) The number of the import license;
2) The name of the license holder;
3a) The number of the identity document(s) of the license holder; or
3b) The number of Registration for Operation of Foreign Trade issued by the Economic Services Bureau to the institution applying for the license;
4) Reason(s) for the cancellation;
5) Signature of the license holder or authorized person;
6) Date of application.

2. For application made for imported dogs, applicant can submit at the same time an application for the refund of license fee for dogs. The guidelines are listed as below:
1) The relevant refund application should be made within the same year the applicant applies for the import license;
2) Applicant should file the relevant application through the application letter for cancellation of import license;
3) Applicant should submit the original receipt issued by IACM.
Target groupFor those who intend to cancel the respective licenses for import of live animals for not continuing to be engaged in the import of live animals.
Application feeNot Applicable
Form feeNot Applicable
Stamp dutyNot Applicable
Security depositNot Applicable
Fees, Charges and Prices ListNot Applicable
Unit in-chargeDivision of Animal Control and Inspection
Location for processing the procedureSubmission of Documents:
Integrated Services Centre: Avenida da Praia Grande, no. 762-804, China Plaza Building, 2/F, Macau
Office hoursIntegrated Services Centre
Mondays to Fridays, 9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. (no lunch break, closed on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays)
Tel / FaxTel: 2833 7676
Fax: 8795 2502
Processing time3 working days