Veterinary Import & Export Permits

Requirements for Import/ Export of Horses

  1. A written application for import/export to the Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, FMARD Abuja submitted as hard copy or soft copy to vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2. Complete application form. Click here to download form
  3. Attach a scanned copy of health certificate from the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
  4. Please take note of information on vaccination and provide test results where necessary as indicated in part B (sanitary requirements) of the application form.
  5. For further enquiries kindly contact us via the email address in 1 above.
Requirements for Animal Vaccines & Biologics Permits
  1. Complete application form (click here to download form) and submit to the Director, Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Abuja or through vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2.  Health certificate or manufacturers declaration from the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
  3. Provide acceptance letter from the receiving laboratory.
  4. Please provide information about the vaccine/sample/specimen and other biological material.
  5. Please note that if the sample is from endangered species, you will need to contact Federal Ministry of Environment for CITES which is a prerequisite for issuance of the permit.
  6. For further enquiries, kindly contact us via the above email.
REQUIREMENTS FOR HONEY & HONEY BEE PERMITS
  1. Complete application form (click here to download form) and submit to the Director, Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Abuja, or through vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2. Health certificate from the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
  3. Take note of the sanitary information in the part B of the application form
  4. Also note that the import requirements of the importing country must be fulfilled.
  5. For further enquiries, kindly contact us via the above email
Requirements for Import/ Export of Pig
  1. Written application for import/export to the Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, FMARD Abuja submitted as hard copy or soft copy to vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2. Complete application form (click here to download form)
  3. Evidence of payment for import/export processing fees after payment on Retima. See fees below.
  4.  Attach scanned copies of:
    • Health certificate from the Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
    • Relevant test results of porcine diseases as found on the sanitary aspect of the application form.
    •  All other relevant documents (e.g. certificate of origin) as applicable to PIGS intended for import into Nigeria.
    •  For further enquiries, kindly contact us via the email address above.
REQUIREMENTS FOR SEMEN PERMITS
  1. Written application for import/export to the Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, FMARD Abuja submitted as hard copy or soft copy to vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2. Complete application form (click here to download form)and indicate proposed date of travel
  3. Evidence of payment for import/export processing fees after payment on Retima. See fees below.
  4.  Attach scanned copies of:
    • Health certificate issued by the Veterinary Authorities of the exporting country
    • Certificate for quality analysis of the semen (semenogram)
    •  All other relevant documents having stud information (e.g. bull name, batch code, registration number into the herd etc.)
    • Relevant test results as indicated in the sanitary requirements
Note that the permit is valid for 14 days from the date of issue.
REQUIREMENTS FOR CATTLE/SHEEP/GOAT PERMIT
  1. Written application for import/export to the Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, FMARD Abuja submitted as hard copy or soft copy to vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
  2. Completed application form (click here to download form)
  3.  International Veterinary Health Certificate from the competent Veterinary Authority of the exporting country.
  4. Relevant test results of cattle/sheep/goat diseases as found in the sanitary aspect of the application form.
  5. Evidence of payment for import/export processing fees after payment on Retima. See fees below.
  6.  All other relevant documents (e.g. certificate of origin) as applicable to the species
  7. For further enquiries, kindly contact us via the email address above.
REQUIREMENTS FOR DOG/ CAT PERMIT
  1. Complete the application form (click here to download form)and indicate the date of travel
  2. Attach copies of the following documents:
    • Health certificate attesting to the health status of the pet. This must be signed and stamped by the attending Veterinarian and endorsed by the official veterinarian of the exporting country.
    • Recent Rabies vaccination record that is not more than a year old. (Only inactivated vaccines may be used).
  3.  Laboratory result for Rabies serology test. Forward all the above copies via email address: vpcs@fmard.gov.ng or submit hard copies to the office of the Director, Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, Abuja
  4. Evidence of payment for import/export processing fees after payment on Retima. See fees below.
Note: It takes 3 working days to process the permit and when issued the permit is valid for 14 days.
REQUIREMENTS FOR ANIMAL PRODUCTS PERMIT Meat and Dairy products of Bovine, Bubaline, Equine, Ovine, Caprine or Porcine spp
  1. Written application for import/export
  2.  Complete the Application Form (click here to download form)
  3. Certificate of Product Value Analysis
  4.  Certificate of Microbiology Analysis
  5. Radiology certificate
  6.  Health certificate
  7. Packing list/Indicate the type of packaging
  8.  The weight of products in metric tonnes
  9. Evidence of payment for import/export processing fees after payment on Retima. See fees below.
  10. Scanned copies of all other relevant documents You can either submit hard copies to the office of the Director, Department of Veterinary & Pest Control Services; or send a soft copy to our email address vpcs@fmard.gov.ng
N.B: Import of meat, poultry and poultry products is currently under restriction.

PROCESSING FEES FOR VETERINARY EXPORT AND IMPORT PERMIT

How to make payment

Step 1: Visit www.remita.net

Step 2: Click on Pay a Biller

Step 3: WHO DO YOU WANT TO PAY– Select Fed Ministry of Agric and Rural Dev

Step 4: NAME OF SERVICE/PURPOSE– Select Veterinary Export and Import Permit.

Step 5: Enter GIFMIS code 1000174430

Step 6: Description- Enter type of animal or animal product

Step 7: Enter fee for applied commodity as listed on Table 1 below

Step 8: Complete payment details. Note, Payer’s details must correspond to Importer or Exporter’s details.

Step 9: Submit to generate Remita Retrieval Reference (RRR)

Step 10: Make payment at the Bank or Pay Online using generated RRR

Step 8:  Collect Treasury receipt at the Ministry with bank receipt of payment

Step 9: Submit copy of Treasury Receipt and Bank receipt of payment with completed application form and supporting documents to the office of the Chief Veterinary Officer of Nigeria / Director, Department of Veterinary and Pest Control Services, Federal Ministry of Agriculture & Rural Development, FCDA Secretariat, Area 11, Garki Abuja or email it to vpcs@fmard.gov.ng

Table 1

S/NO COMMODITY UNIT

FEE (N)

1. Dog and cat 1 5000
2. Bovine  (Cattle) & Bubaline (Buffalo) 1 3000
3. Caprine (Goat)  & Ovine   (Sheep) 1 2000
4.  Semen 1-500 Straws 5,000
501-1000 Straws 10,000
1001-2,000 Straws 15,000
2001-4,000 Straws 20,000
4001 Straws-above 25,000
5. Porcine (Pigs) 1 2000
6. Equine (Horses) 1 5000
7. Bee & Bee products (Honey and        Beeswax) ≤.5MT 5,000
0.5MT-1MT 8,000
1MT-2MT 10,000
2MT-4MT 12,500
4MT-10MT 15,000
≥10MT 15,000/10MT
8. Poultry: Grandparent stock & parent stock 1 – 1000 5,000
1001-4000 10,000
4001- 8,000 25,000
8,001- 12,000 30,000
12,001- 16,000 35,000
16,000 – 20,000 40,000
20,001- 35,000 45,000
35,001  and above 50,000
9. Vaccine & Biologics Research 5,000
Commercial 50,000
10.  Dairy <100 MT 10,000
100-499 MT 20,000
500-999 MT 30, 000
1000-9,999 MT 40,000
10,000-19,999 MT 50,000
20,000-29,999 MT 60,000
30,000-39,999 MT 70,000
40,000-59,999 MT 80,000
60,000-79,999 MT 90,000
80,000-149,999 MT 110,000
150,000-249,999 MT 130,000
250,000 and above MT 150,000
11. Concentrate, Feed Additives, Pet Food <1MT 20,000
1-9MT 30,000
10-99MT 50,000
100-499MT 100,000
500 and above 150,000
12. Meat >100MT 10,000
100-499 MT 20,000
500-999 MT 30, 000
1000-9,999 MT 40,000
10,000-19,999 MT 50,000
20,000-29,999 MT 60,000
30,000-39,999 MT 70,000
40,000-59,999 MT 80,000
60,000-79,999 MT 90,000
80,000-149,999 MT 110,000
150,000-249,999 MT 130,000
250,000 and above MT 150,000
13. Snails <1MT 5,000
1-4.9MT 10,000
>5MT 20000
14. Wildlife 1 10000
15. EU Traces Inspection & Registration Fixed 200,000
16. Inspection of Establishment/ Plant/ Facility not for EU-Traces Listing Fixed 150,000
17. Routine Inspection of Horns, Hooves etc for Export Fixed 50,000
18. Re-validation Fixed 60% of initial cost