Import/Export Personal Pets

Passengers bringing pets into and out of Thailand with themselves

"Living animals" are treated as restricted goods; therefore, an import permit from the Department of Livestock Development is required when passengers bring their pets with themselves into Thailand. Besides, they are not exempted from duty.


Remark : For more information on application for the above permits, please visit the Department of Livestock Development’s website at http://www.dld.go.th.
For more information please contact. : Suvarnabhumi Airport Passenger Control Customs Bureau
Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540 Thailand
Telephone number : 0-2134-0401 หรือ 0-2667-7000 ต่อ 25-3106
E-Mail Address : 67000100@customs.go.th

Importing Personal Pets at Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Bureau

Procedure at Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Office for Bringing Pets into Thailand
  1. Procedure :
    1. Application for import permit for animals must be submitted prior to their importation at AQS, aquatic animal quarantine station, or wildlife quarantine station at the port of entry depending on the types of imported animals
    2. Register to be eligible to perform Customs procedure at Customs offices throughout the country. At the Free Zone, Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the registration can be done at General Administrative Sub-division, 2nd Floor, BC-1 Building on 0-2134-1232
    3. For the importation of pets, there are two types of import declaration:
      1. Special Import Declaration (Kor Sor Kor. 102): Customs procedure for this type is as follows:
        1. An importer submits a Special Import Declaration (Kor Sor Kor. 102) to Customs officers along with:
          1. National Identification Card/Passport
          2. Original copy or photocopy of AIR WAYBILL
          3. Letter of Approval of Importation/Transit/Transshipment of Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 6) and Import Permit for Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 7)
        2. Customs officers examine the Special Import Declaration and supporting documents, and assess Customs valuation as well as duty and taxes
        3. The importer/agent makes payment for duty and taxes
        4. The importer brings their pets to the Customs officers for the release procedure
      2. Import Declaration (Kor Sor Kor. 99/1) ): Customs procedure for this type is listed below:
        1. An importer submits import declaration data to the computer system of the Thai Customs Department and make payment for duty and taxes
        2. The computer system will automatically assign a Customs officer to carry out physical inspection of the shipment
        3. In case where the AQS, aquatic animal quarantine station, or wildlife quarantine station require an inspection of the shipment, the importer is responsible for contacting the warehouse to prepare the shipment and complete such inspection
        4. The assigned Customs officer will examine the shipment, its HS Classification, Customs valuation and import permit. If it is found that the declaration is accurate when compared with the shipment, the Customs officer will record the inspection result in the computer system. The warehouse will be informed of the release of the shipment from Customs custody, and the importer is liable for retrieving the shipment from the warehouse.
      Remarks: the Letter of Approval of Importation/Transit/Transshipment of Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 6) has to be issued prior to the date of import. Failing to do so is considered violating Section 244 of the Customs Act B.E. 2560 (2017).

  2. Temporary Importation of Pets
    1. An importer/agent submits Special Import Declaration (Kor Sor Kor. 102) to Customs officers along with:
      1. Passport
      2. Original copy or photocopy of AIR WAYBILL
      3. Letter of Approval of Importation/Transit/Transshipment of Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 6) and Import Permit for Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 7)
      4. Other evidence demonstrating the ownership of the pets
    2. Ensure that the shipment is bonded or guaranteed that it will be exported in six months from the date of import. In this regard, the name of the Customs House for the export of such shipment must be specified.
    3. Customs officers release the shipment of the pets and give a copy of bond and guarantee contract as evidence when exporting the pets

Procedure for Exporting Pets at Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Office

Exporters may perform Customs formalities for exporting pets by themselves as listed below:
  1. Apply for the export permit Sor Por. 5 or Sor Por. 6 depending on the types of the exported wild animals) and the Export Permit for Animals or Carcass (Letter Ror. 9) and a Health Certificate, whose requirements depend on the destination country (the exporter should consult with veterinary officials so that they could assist with examining the pets as required by the destination country)
  2. Contact airlines to reserve air freight 
  3. Register at any Customs offices throughout the country to use the e-Customs system. At the Free Zone, Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the registration can be done at General Administrative Sub-division, 2nd Floor, BC-1 Building on 0-2134-1232.
  4. Submit export declaration data through one of the four available channels:
    1. The exporters submit export declaration data by themselves
    2. Authorise a Customs Broker to submit the export declaration data
    3. Use a service counter located at Building “BC-2 & P2” and Building “AO 1-4”
    4. Use the service of submitting export declaration data provided by Customs officials at Customs Service Sub-Division 1, Customs Service Division 2, 1st Floor of Building “CE.” In this case, the exporters must provide data to be completed on the declaration form and National Identification Card or Passport, and make payment of Customs fee.
  5. The exporters or their agents go through Customs formalities by presenting to Customs officers Cargo Permit, Letter Ror. 9 (and/or CITES permits depending on the types of wild animals) and Health Certificate. Then, the Customs officers examine the documents and take the following steps:
    1. For Green Line: Sign and stamp in the Cargo Permit
    2. For Red Line: (the Customs officer randomly assigned by the computer system) conduct physical inspection of the shipment, and sign as well as stamp in the Cargo Permit
The Customs officer will then return the Cargo Permit to the exporters/agents so that they could take their pets to weigh at the warehouse and pick them up.


For more information please contact. : Suvarnabhumi Airport Cargo Clearance Customs Bureau
Bang Phli District, Samut Prakan 10540 Thailand
Telephone number : 02-134-1246
E-Mail Address : 68000100@customs.go.th

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