This Cat Just Got Its Official Malaysian Passport… Here’s How Your Pets Can Get Theirs Too

(Source:@ShazGhaF at Twitter)

Have you ever wanted to take your furry friend along with you on a holiday abroad? Well, now you can because Malaysian pet passports are a thing and Twitter user, @ShazGhaF‘s cat just got one as well!


Just like human passports that contain your photo and information, a pet passport is more or less the same thing. The main difference is that the cover of a pet passport is blue whereas our passport covers are maroon. But then again, cats and dogs are colour blind, so I’m guessing they don’t mind.

The Twitter user’s cat’s passport also contained basic information about the feline like its colour, breed, gender and birthdate.

(Source: ShazGhaf at Twitter)
(Source: @ShazGhaf at Twitter)

In @ShafGhaF’s tweet, he also mentioned that he had managed to get his cat neutered and microchipped just in case if it got catnapped or went missing, and all for the cost of RM85 only at the State Department Of Veterinary Services in Cheras (he also assured netizens that we have one of these departments in every state).

So that’s getting a pet microchipped, vaccinated and recognised as a Catizen of Malaysia for just RM85. Not bad.

Apparently, pet passports have been in existence since 2010 and according to The Animal Passport website, a Pet Passport is an official document of the Malaysian Government under the Malaysian Animal Traceability System (MATs) Project. This Passport is organised by the Department of Veterinary Services Malaysia (DVS) under the Provision of Animal Act 1953.

(Source :Worldofbuzz)

Right now, only 4 types of animals are eligible to have a passport which are cats, dogs, rabbits and horses. A small identification fee is required (see the table below).

(Source:animal passport website)

Although it might not be a good time for travelling abroad, applying for a pet passport is not impossible and you can still get one done while waiting for the world to return to normal.

@ShafGhaF also advised people to go to the State Department of Veterinary Service in the morning to beat the queue and get the passport done by noon.