Issue an Import Permit for Pets – Cats/Dogs

  • Service Code D1-1-AAA-04-Q
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    68 Companies
    12845 Individuals
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    10826 Companies
    19356 Individuals
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1 working days

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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
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
Dubai Airport Cargo Village Center for Veterinary Quarantine
Dubai Airport Free Zone Center for Veterinary Quarantine
Hatta Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Sharjah
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Sharjah
Khalid Port Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Khatm Al Malaha Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine
Sharjah Airport Center for Agricultural and Veterinary Quarantine

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Service Description

Through this service, it is agreed to import companion’s animals - cats or dogs from outside the country and obtain an import permit valid for 30 days from the date of issuance and then examine these animals at the entry port when they arrive in the country and release them. Verifying that they comply with the import permission, conditions and specifications Necessary technical.

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. vision inspection
  4. Issuing the Electronic Permit

Service Fees

To import permit: 500 AED for issuing the import permit for one head To the release: 1000 AED to request the release of one dog 500 AED to request the release of one cat A fine of 10 times the value of the import permit fee if the import requirements are not complied with import requirements.

Required Documents

Import:

  • No documents required

Release:

  • A customs declaration or bill of lading showing the delivery data
  • A document of immunizations or a passport with the required data
  • A certified health certificate issued by the competent veterinary authorities
  • In the event of importation from a high-risk country, a laboratory test certificate should be attached to the Antibody Titration Test for rabies issued by a laboratory approved by the competent authorities of the State of export, with the possibility of including the result of the laboratory test in the health certificate
  • In the case of importation of animals who were resident in the State, a copy of the Veterinary Health Certificate issued by the Ministry shall be required when the animal leaves the country

Terms and Conditions

First: General Conditions:

  1. The importer must have an effective account within the Ministry's electronic services system
  2. The consignments of cats and dogs will be shipped directly from the exporting country and in case that the consignment will cross any other country, it must not mix with other pet animals during transit and that will be attested by signing the declaration accompanying the veterinary health certificate
  3. Cats and dogs will ship in cargo compartment and not with the passenger
  4. The cats and dogs must be identified with a permanent microchip, and the chip number in the health certificate must conform with the chip No. which the animal bears.
  5. Cats and dogs must be transported in clean boxes or cages.
  6. Animal welfare Legislation and standards must be considered
  7. The animal received internal and external parasite preventive doses during the 14 days prior to export

Second: Special requirements:

Special conditions for animals imported from low-risk countries:

(Australia, Austria, Andorra, Barbados, Bahrain, Belgium, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, French Polynesia, Falkland Island, Germany, Hong Kong, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Kuwait, Liechtenstein, Mauritius, Malta, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Portugal, Singapore, San Marino, Sweden, Switzerland, UK, Vanuatu, Netherlands, Bulgaria,Slovenia, Palau, Latvia, Albania, Croatia, Maldives, Spain, Cyprus, Slovakia, Korea, Montenegro, Seychelles, Suriname, Micronesia, Greece, Marshall Islands and the Bahamas)

  1. The age of the imported animal at the time of initial vaccination is not less than 12 weeks, and its age at the time of its import is not less than 15 weeks
  2. The period between the last vaccination and the date of arrival in the country should not be less than 21 days
  3. In case an animal arrives from a high risk Country through a low risk Country of rabies,
  • -It must stay a minimum period of 6 months in the import country or undergoes the antibody Titration test for Rabies after a minimum period of 21 days following the last date of basic (initial) vaccination or was vaccinated during a pervious valid vaccine period with a minimum level of (IU/ml 0.5).
  • -The period between the last vaccination and the date of arrival in the country should not be less than 21 days

Special conditions for animals imported from high risk countries: (All countries that are not mentioned in countries with low risks)

  1. The age of the animal imported at the initial vaccination is not less than 12 weeks, and its age when imported from the high-risk countries is not less than 27 weeks
  2. The period between the last vaccination and the date of taking a laboratory sample should not be less than 21 days
  3. Testing certificate from a laboratory approved by the competent authorities in the exporting country done during a minimum period of 12 weeks and not more than 12 months prior to shipment date showing that the animals have been subject to (Antibody Titration Test) for rabies after a period not less than 21 days following the last date of basic (Initial) vaccination or that was after a booster dose in a previous valid vaccination period with a minimum level of ( IU/ml 0.5)  .
  4. Animals from a low-risk country through a high-risk country are treated with animals imported from high-risk countries

Special conditions for Cats and dogs residing in UAE:

  1. They will be accompanied with authorized veterinary health certificate issued by the competent authorities in the exporting country.
  2. They will be accompanied with a copy of the veterinary health certificate issued by the MOCCAE while exiting.
  3. vaccinated against rabies prior exiting UAE, and this vaccination is valid on returning and in case that the vaccine is not valid before the returning, the animal will be dealt with the conditions of first import of dogs and cats

Conditions for the vaccination document or passport: it must include:

  1. Microchip number
  2. Full description of the animal, including type, color, gender, date of birth, and any other distinctive signs
  3. A statement that the animal has fulfilled all the required vaccination
  4. The name of the vaccine, manufacturer, batch number, date of vaccination, and vaccine posters
  5. Any treatments given to the animal

Third: Required vaccination

Vaccinations for Dogs

  1. Rabies, a valid vaccination applied according to instruction of vaccine manufacturer, initial dose should not be applied before 12 weeks of animal age.
  2. Canine Distemper Virus (CDV)
  3. Canine Parvo Virus
  4. Infectious Canine Hepatitis.
  5. Leptospirosis

Vaccinations for Cats

  1. Rabies, a valid vaccination applied according to instruction of vaccine manufacturer, initial dose should not be applied before 12 weeks of animal age.
  2. Feline Pan Leukcopenia.
  3. Feline Rhinotracheitis.
  4. Feline Calicivirus

Note: Ban on the following dog strains and species import into the UAE:- (Staffordshire Bull Terrier breed of dog , American Pit Bull Terrier breed of dog, American Staffordshire Terrier breed of dog, American Bully , Brazilian Mastiff  (Fila Brasiliero) , Argentinian Mastiff (Dogo Argentino), Any Mastiff or Hybrid, Japanese tosa or hybrid, Rottweilers breed or hybrid , Doberman Pinschers, Canario Presa, Boxer , Any mixed breed of  above breeds of dog or their Hybrid)