As I count the months towards my plan of retiring in the Philippines, this afternoon I decided to check the requirements for taking the cats home with me.
Glad I did because I didn’t realize the form of importation has to come from the Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) in Metro Manila. Right away I sent a message to my cousins asking them to secure the form for me. Am in luck because my one cousin goes near that office very often to play tennis in my alma mater’s campus and he immediately told me that he’ll act on it.
Prior to that I called our consulate to check if they have a form that I could pick up but they told me that the reason there’s a number on the form is just so I could talk to them. Government service at home has been consistently slow in the past and I certainly don’t want to spend too much time on the phone just to get to the right person especially that they are 13 hours ahead of where I am.