Issue an Import Permit for Live Animals, Birds, and Ornamental Fish

  • Service Code D1-1-AAA-01-Q
  • Number of Users
    334 Companies
    13615 Individuals
  • Number of Transaction
    17783 Companies
    60594 Individuals
  • Target Audience
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Service Description

Through this service, it is agreed to import live animals and birds and ornamental fish from outside the country and obtain a valid permit for a period of 30 days from the date of issuance and then examine this consignment when it reaches the country at the port of entry and release it after ensuring that it complies with all import requirements.

Service Procedures

To obtain import permission:

  1. Fill out the e-form
  2. E - Payment
  3. Issuing the Electronic Permit

To release the consignment:

  1. Fill out the e-form
  2. E - Payment
  3. Review the application and complete the procedures electronically
  4. Clinical inspection and laboratory testing (if necessary)
  5. Issuing the Electronic Permit

Service Fees

Import:
300 AED
Release:
For animal consignments intended for slaughter:
10 AED for sheep and goats per head
20 AED for cows, buffalo and camels per head
For animal consignments intended for breeding:
100 AED for sheep and goats per head
200 AED for cows, buffalo and camels per head
For the consignments of ornamental birds or other birds listed and not listed in the CITES agreement annexes:
1 AED per bird (minimum total fee payable per consignment should 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), a minimum total fee payable per consignment should not be less than 200 AED.
25 AED per Ostrich (per bird), a minimum total fee payable per consignment should 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 agreement annexes:
100 AED per animal
Accommodation:
15 AED for horses, camels and large ruminants per head per day, and the part of the day counts a full day.
10 AED for sheep, goats and small ruminants per head per day, and the part of the day counts a full day
Fines:
A fine of 3,000 AED in case of non-compliance with import requirements.

Required Documents

Import:

  • No documents required

Release:

  • Attested veterinary health certificate issued by the competent veterinary authorities in accordance with the approved models with the countries of export
  • A certificate of origin approved and issued by the competent authority for commercial consignments, except for the consignments received from the GCC States and the consignments of animals which listed in the CITES agreement annexes.
  • A customs declaration showing the shipment data
  • Provide any other documents such as laboratory examination certificate issued by a laboratory accredited by the competent authorities of the State of export in case of import from a country requiring laboratory examination procedures in the country of origin or inclusion of the results in the approved health certificate

Terms and Conditions

Firstly: general conditions:

  1. The animal must be identified by a fixed identification device suitable for its specie using a microchip, ring or ear tag except lagomorphs, experimental animals, amphibians, reptiles and birds other than falcons (except Falcons)
  2. The shipping of live animal consignments should be directly from the country of export to the United Arab Emirates.

3. Obtaining the Ministry's prior approval in case of transit of any consignment in the territory of any other country before arrival UAE.

4. In the case of re-export from the country of origin of the following animals: cows, sheep and goats, live birds, and these orders of mammals (Primates, Carnivores except dogs and cats (include bears), Rodents including experimental animals, Aquatic animals (including whales, dolphins, seals, walrus and sea lion), Rabbits, Marsupials, Reptiles and Amphibians, Crustaceans, molluscs and fish )including bony and cartilaginous) must spend at least 6 months in the country of export, while in the case of birds it is required to stay for at least 3 months

5. Observance of animal welfare legislation and standards and other transit legislation HYPERLINK

6. Air shipping shall be in accordance with the standards of the International Air Transport Association (IATA), and in cases of sea and land shipping, the required technical requirements shall be fulfilled in accordance with the standards of animal welfare HYPERLINK

7. The mean of transport should fulfill the following requirements:

  • -Allow good ventilation of animals
  • -Designed not to cause leakage or fall of animal residues (e.g. urine, feces, ...) and forage residues
  • -Allow cleaning and disinfection
  • -Allow virtual viewing and examination of the animals
  • -clean and disinfected

Secondly: Health conditions:

  1. The sanitary conditions for the import is regulated according to the animal type and the animal  health status in the exporting country and in accordance with the approved models of health certificates for import.