Import Licence Requirements For Vaccines
Import licence requirements for vaccines
Each import consignment of veterinary vaccines must be accompanied by an AVS-issued import licence. In addition:
- You must have a licence to possess veterinary biologics before importing vaccines.
- Veterinary vaccines must be evaluated by our Veterinary Biologics Committee (VBC), and registered with us before they can be imported. Our list of registered vaccines is available here.
- All registered vaccines which have not been imported five years after their date of registration or after the last import will be de-registered.
Complete the steps below to obtain an import licence for vaccines.
Apply for an AVS-issued import licence
You can apply for and obtain an import licence for vaccines via GoBusiness Licensing Portal.
|Type of licence||Cost and validity|
|Licence to import/export/transship animals, birds, eggs, and biologics||
This licence is valid for 30 days from the date of issue. Each licence allows you to import or transship one consignment only.
The documents below provide more information on import requirements:
- Final labelled products (for immunisation of animals or birds for sale, transshipment, re-export, or transit).
- Bulk or unlabelled products (for further manufacturing, processing, or labelling).
- Seeds or samples (for laboratory tests, production, research and development, and field trials).
Registration of vaccines
1. Submit application form to us
You are required to submit the following items to us to register imported vaccines:
- Completed application form for registration of a vaccine.
- A soft copy of the registration dossier.
- Application form and guidelines for vaccine registration.
Registration of each vaccine costs S$210. The duration of each application’s evaluation will depend on the completeness of the information provided.
2. Submit dossiers and pay registration fee to us
Submit the application to us at:
Animal and Plant Health Centre
6 Perahu Road
3. Import the registered vaccine
All registered vaccines which have not been imported five years after their date of registration or after the last import will be de-registered.