Issue a CITES Certificate for Import

  • Service Code D1-2-AAA-39-Q
  • Number of Users
    351 Companies
    443 Individuals
  • Number of Transaction
    15349 Companies
    6791 Individuals
  • Target Audience
    Individual
    Companies
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Service Time

2 Working days

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Branches that provide the service
Abu Dhabi
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Abu Dhabi
Abu Dhabi Airport Center for Agricultural and veterinary Quarantine
Al Guwaifat Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Customer Happiness Center - Abu Dhabi
Khalifa Port Center for Agriculture and Veterinary Quarantine
Khatm Al Shaklah Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Mazyad Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Dubai
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Dubai
Al Maktoum Airport Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Customer Happiness Center - Dubai
Dubai Airport Cargo Village Center for Veterinary Quarantine
Dubai Airport Free Zone Center for Veterinary Quarantine
Dubai Flower Center for Agricultural Quarantine
Hatta Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Jabel Ali Port Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Sharjah
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Sharjah
Khalid Port Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Sharjah Airport Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine

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Service Description

This service enables individuals and companies to apply for the import certificate for live animal and plant species and their derivatives that listed in CITES convention appendices. The validity of certificate is one year from the date of issuance, then check on the consignment when it arrives in the country at the port of entry and release it after ensuring that it complies with all import requirements

Service Procedures

To issue import CITES certificate:

  1. Fill out the e-form
  2. E - payment
  3.  Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  4. Issuing the Electronic Import CITES Certificate

To release the consignment:

  1. Fill out the e-form
  2. E - Payment
  3. Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  4. Virtual examination and laboratory testing (if necessary)
  5. Issuing the electronic release certificate.

Service Fees

To issue import CITES certificate: AED 300 Release: Animals consignments: For the consignments of ornamental birds or other birds listed and not listed in the CITES convention appendices: 1 AED per bird. The minimum total amount due on one consignment shall not be less than 200 AED (if the number of birds is less than 200 bird in one consignment) unless its own fee is received by another specific article of payment. 15 AED per Parrot (per bird). The minimum total amount due on one consignment shall not be less than 200 AED. 25 AED per Ostrich (per bird). The minimum total amount due on one consignment shall not be less than 200 AED 200 AED per Falcon (per bird). For consignments of other animals and reptiles listed and not listed in the CITES convention appendices: 100 AED per animal For sheep breeding consignments: AED 100 for sheep per head For consignments listed under CITES without a fee: AED 500 For Agricultural consignments: AED 500 (per consignment) Penalties: A fine of 3,000 AED will be charged in case of non-compliance with import requirements.

Required Documents

For import species or derivatives or products listed in Appendix I:

  1. A preliminary approval letter OR CITES certificate of Export or Re-Export OR letter from a breeding center in the exporting (or origin) country including the identification marks such as ring, microchip or tag (Not mandatory)

For import species or derivatives or products listed in Appendix II or III:

  1. CITES Export or Re-Export certificate from the exporting country.
  2. In the case of importing plants listed in Appendix II and industrially produced from countries certified by CITES, a copy of the phytosanitary certificate shall be attached indicating that the species is included in the CITES appendix as an alternative certificate for CITES certification.

Treated Animal derivatives

  1. CITES export or re-export certificate from the exporting country.
    1. A certificate stating that the consignment has been treated in one of the ways recommended in the OIE to eliminate pathogens.

In case of import to participate in exhibitions and circus

  1. No objection certificate from the sponsor or organization.
  2. CITES export or re-export certificates from the exporting country, indicating the identification mark.
  3. Approval of the competent authority to organize exhibitions for live animals.

Terms and Conditions

The customer shall comply with the provisions of Law No. 11 of 2002 on the regulation of international trade in Endangered species of Fauna and Flora.

  1. CITES Certificate includes a maximum four species only.
  2. Certificates are issued for one shipment only.
  3. Ensure that the exporting country does not have a trade ban on the CITES website.
  4. To import caviar listed on the CITES Appendix, a caviar universal labelling system must be attached.
  5. In case of import from Appendix I for commercial purposes, the breeding centers or nurseries must be registered in CITES website.
  6. In case of import from a non-CITES party, a permit or certificate shall be attached from the competent authorities listed in the CITES website.
  7. The provisions of veterinary and agricultural quarantine shall be applied on all shipments.
  8. All consignments shall be entered through the approved border ports in the UAE and the release certificate for the veterinary and agricultural consignments shall be obtained electronically.
  9. The provisions of Ministerial Decree No. 335 of 2018 on regulating the importation of live animals, their products and their by-products and Federal Law No. 22 of 2016 on regulating the Possession of Dangerous Animals and its executive regulations and its Amended shall be applied on all shipments.
  10. In case of transiting, unloaded and reloaded specimens in the state:

- It is not required a permit, certificate, or any other document from the ministry (Administrative Authority).

- Any specimen may be tested to verify the existence of a permit of export issued by the Administrative authority in the exporting or re-exporting State in accordance with the provisions set forth in the CITES Convention.

Additional Information:

  1. Addresses of the administrative authorities for CITES parties. Click here
  2. To search if the species or specimen listed in the CITES appendices. Click here