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Import via Parcel Post by Hobbyist or Individual

For hobbyists or individuals interested to import plants or plant products via online platforms, the parcels/consignment need to be accompanied with a phytosanitary certificate from the country of origin and to apply for an import permit with NParks. Hobbyist or individual needs to ensure that the seller can produce a phytosanitary certificate including any corresponding additional conditions based on the commodity and country of origin as indicated in the link provided under plant health import requirements. This is to ensure that imported plants are healthy and free from plant pests to safeguard the City in Nature.


Collection of parcels at your doorstep

Consignments purchased online are generally shipped by the overseas sellers to Singapore through parcel post. Importer will have to complete & submit the online application form via FormSG at least 2 working days prior to expected arrival date of the parcel. Click here for the form. SingPost will deliver your parcel directly to your address if you completed the form within the timeframe, meeting Singapore’s import requirements and made online payment for the import permit. Otherwise, your parcel will be routed to NParks for collection at our site office.


Collection of parcels at NParks

Importer who failed to pre-declare the incoming parcel will have to collect the parcel at the address provided below. You will receive a notification letter from SingPost that your parcel has been routed to NParks. NParks will contact the importer to arrange the collection date. 


Collection site:

Animal & Plant Health Centre (APHC)

6 Perahu Road, Singapore 718827

Contact #: 63165153



Payment can be done online or personally at APHC Counter through NETS or via PayNow. The parcel will be released to the importer upon completion of application for import permit and payment of the required fee/s.

Important Note: Parcels that does not comply with the import requirements will incur additional fee such as inspection and/ or laboratory examination fee.



Last updated on 14 January 2022

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