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Bahamas - Obtain a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet)

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Introduction

This procedure provides you information on how you can bring your pet dogs and cats to The Bahamas and how can you apply for a Pet Passport (Import Export or Transport Pet).

Eligibility

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Instructions

The Department of Agriculture is responsible for the importation of animals and animal products into The Bahamas under the Animal Contagious Diseases Act and the Wildlife Conservation and Trade Act. These Acts state that a permit is required for the import of any animal and most animal products into The Bahamas.

Required Information

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

Procedure

Importing pets to The Bahamas:

  • It would be wise that you get in touch with the authorities in the country where your pet will be coming from and inquire about their exportation procedures before arranging for the shipment of your pets.
  • You will also need to secure a permit from the Department of Agriculture. An import permit is required for the import of dogs and cats and must accompany the animal at the time of import. All conditions listed on the permit must be satisfied or the animal may be refused entry or confiscated and disposed of as a disease risk.
  • A veterinary health certificate is required at the time of import which should include certification that the animal is healthy, has an active immunity against rabies and satisfies all other health requirements.


If you are outside the Bahamas

You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest ROK Embassy in the country you are currently staying. The embassy may be able to help you process your request to obtain a pet passport or import permit for your pet.


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Required Documents

Import of pets:

  • Import permit
  • A veterinary health certificate is required at the time of import which should include certification that the animal is healthy, has an active immunity against rabies and satisfies all other health requirements.

Fees

Import permit: Currently, the application processing fee for a dog or cat is for US $ 10.00.

Validity

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e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever

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Processing Time

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Office Locations & Contacts

All inquiries with regards to sanitary requirements or applications should be directed to:

Director of Agriculture
Department of Agriculture
PO Box N 3028
Nassau, The Bahamas
Tel: (242) 325-7413
Fax: (242) 325-3960


Embassies and Consulates of Bahamas

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Video

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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 - Website

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