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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 Biologics Evaluation Committee (BEC), 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
  • S$22 for normal service. Licence issuance will take place three working days after submission of all completed documents.
  • S$44 for express service. Licence issuance will take place two working days after submission of all completed documents.

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:

Registration of vaccines

1. Submit application form to us

You are required to submit the following items to us to register imported vaccines:

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
Singapore 718827

Attn: BEC Secretariat

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.