Justin Bieber's monkey has become the property of Germany.

The 'Beauty and a Beat' hitmaker's beloved pet Mally was seized by authorities in March when the singer failed to provide proper vaccination and import documents when he arrived in Munich to perform a concert as part of his 'Believe Tour'.

German authorities have now filed legal documents to transfer ownership of the capuchin monkey after Justin failed to meet a deadline set for Tuesday (21.05.13) to provide the required documents.

Mally is now expected to be sent to an unspecified zoo in Germany.

Germany's environmental minister Peter Altmeier said: ''Monkeys are very sociable animals. That's why we're going to take Mally to a place where he can live safely and in the company of others.''

German officials had been housing the 20-week-old pet at an animal shelter in Munich and have revealed they will attempt to bill the 19-year-old pop star for its care, which is thought to have exceeded several thousands of dollars.

The shelter also criticised the 'Baby' singer for keeping Mally as a pet, claiming the newborn shouldn't have been taken away from his mother until he was at least a year old.