Issue an import permit for live fish and aquatic organisms

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1 working days

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Service Description

Through this service, a permit is issued to import live fish, aquatic organisms, ornamental fish, and broodstock or larvae of fish and aquatic organisms. At the entry port, the consignment will be inspected and will be released after confirming the data listed in the import permit of the consignment and ensuring that it meets the necessary technical requirements (valid for three months from issuance date)

Service Procedures

To apply for a service over any of the service channels, you should register in the digital services system From here

To obtain the import permit:

  1. Fill-out the e-form
  2. Electronic payment of service Fee
  3. Issue the permit electronically

To release the consignment:

  1. Fill-out the e-form
  2. Electronic payment of service Fee
  3. Inspection of the consignment
  4. Issue the electronic release permit

Service Fees

100 AED Request for permission to import consignment of mothers fish larvae or live aquatic organisms
500 AED Request to release the consignment of mothers fish larvae or live aquatic organisms

Required Documents

To obtain the import permit:

  • There are no consignment documents.

To request the release of the consignment:

  • Certificate of origin
  • Health certificate
  • Customs declaration or bill of lading
  • Purchase invoice or packing list

Terms and Conditions

To issue the import permit:

  • The applicant must have a valid license to practice an activity related to the aquatic organisms’ sector (activity: import permit for live fish and aquatic organisms) or a valid aquaculture license issued by the Ministry
  • The aquatic organisms intended for import must be listed in the e-services system

To release the consignment:

  • The consignment must match the data listed in the import permit and meet the necessary technical requirements.
  • To have a valid license to practice an activity related to the aquatic organisms’ sector  (activity : Issue an import permit for live fish and aquatic organisms)or a valid aquaculture license issued by the Ministry