Hi~ I'm really excited about this site! This is such a great palce to share among all dog lovers...really impressed!
I'm keep a male Golden Retriever, 18mths old now. As I'm studying in US, he is my EVERYTHING. But what I'm most worrying now is HOW to bring him back to M'sia??? Somehow, I've surveyed a little from the airlines, but still very doubtful and confused by the procedures and regulations, especially about the quarantine. Anyone kind enough to give me some helps here?!
Hi, Welcome to the forum. My friends had bought her shi tzu back to Penang from Australia before. But Iím not sure that whether the procedure are the same as US. If you what to know about it, I can contact my friend and let you know later because he is not in Penang now.
I've read tru that thread before and printed it out as reference. But most of the messages were about JAL. The hints and tips are very helpful. But i wish to know more detail about MAS policy. how i wish my friend can switch to JAL from MAS! (i'm asking my friend to bring my dog home)
I know the quarantine time in KLIA is one week. and what i learned from web is, there's a need of another ONE WEEK quaratine in LAX before depart, is it true for MAS? About the import permit, i know nothing about it. should i get it in US or from M'sia? how long should i apply it prior to schedule? If I plan to have my dog travel on 3rd January, do you think i can hit the time-line for all the procedures? if it's too rush, then i rather plan WELL with longer time.
For example, for US domestic pet traveling, I need to get the health cert from the vet in 10 days most, and inform the airlines just 24 hours in advance (depends on weather).
If i apply the import permit, how long would it valid? as I know, i have to inform the airline for international flight at least one month prior to the departure date. But i'm not so sure about MAS policy on this matter. I'm really confused now.... for all these procedure, which should be done first and which next.
May I know how to apply for the permit? say, who to call, where to get the forms, or, can I do it online? can i have someone in M'sia toapply it on behalf of me? My dog is AKC registered, does it help for "smooth" procedures? what documents I need for application? How much is it?
If there's an official web with the informations I need, PLEASE let me know.
Arthur, Thanks for the infomation, it really helps! I just scanned tru the site, I'll print them out and read tru carefully later. (quite busy these days)
I would like to know: What is the main purpose of the import permit? Is it mainly for entry? or for quarantine? or when pick up the pet? I learned that I can ask someone in M'sia to apply the permit on behalf of me. If so, when is the permit really IN NEED? upon landing in KLIA? or just show the officer for pick-up purpose?
Hahhahaa...... I like to keep his puppy pictures too. they look so adorable in the first few months. when they get matured, they always stay calm, look charming, but i miss his baby-face so much! don't you?
you have more pics of nous to share? I have lots of Mack's pictures in my MSN photo album, UM....... I don't want share the URL here.........