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Bahamas - Cat Import / Export Permit

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This procedure provides you information about how to obtain a cat permit which allows its holder to import and export cats.


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e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.

Required Information

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1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.


  1. To apply for the procedure you will need to complete the Application to Import Domestic Animals. A link is provided under 'Documents to Use' section which you can use to download the form.
  2. Submit the completed form to the Office of the Department of Agriculture, Darville’s Business Complex.
  3. Pay all applicable fees.
  4. You will be given a Veterinarian Form (AGR/VS/1A Form) which must be completed by a registered veterinarian 24 hours prior to travel.
  5. Issuance of the permit.
  6. You must submit the Veterinarian Form from the country of origin and the Cat Permit to an Agricultural Officer and Customs Officer at the port of entry or departure.

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Required Documents

  • Completed application form
  • A valid Business Licence - for a Commercial Trader


  • Processing fee: BS$10.00
  • Faxing fee (if needed): BS$5.00


Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

Documents to Use

Application to Import Domestic Animals into the Commonwealth of The Bahamas

Sample Documents

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Processing Time

It take about two business days for your application to be processed

Office Locations & Contacts

Department of Agriculture
Darville’s Business Complex
Gladstone and Munnings Roads
P.O. Box N3028
Nassau, New Providence
The Bahamas

Tel. (242) 397-7450/325-7438
Fax. (242) 325-3960

Opening hours:
9:00 am to 5:00 pm,
Monday to Friday, except public holidays

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Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
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sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
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Other uses of the Document/Certificate

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e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.

External Links

The Government of The Bahamas


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