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Ethiopia - Apply for Animal Registration Permit

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  1. The person intending to transport the animals writes to the district veterinary officer requesting for permission to inspect the animals.
  2. The person fills a form for transporting animals from one Kebele, district to another.
  3. The person then pays the required fees for inspection.
  4. The district veterinary officer then schedules for inspection of the animals and animal products.
  5. Upon satisfaction the district veterinary officer then issues an animal registration permit

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Required Documents[edit]

If the Animal is from One region within the Country.

  • Identification document
  • Proof of payment for the animals/authorization from the owner of the animals
  • Application form for movement permit

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture
Ato Tefera Derebew

Minister of Ministry of Agriculture

Tel. 251-116460746

Fax 251-116460651

P.O.Box 62347




Ministry of Trade and Industry

P. O. Box 2559, Addis Ababa,

Tel: 251-1-518200, Fax: 251-1-514288


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You should be a Traders in animals and animal products.


Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.


Three months

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Processing Time[edit]

The process takes 3 months

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  • The animal registration certificate is issued by the district Veterinary officer after inspecting the animals.
  • The person transporting animals shall pay all the necessary fees before transporting the animals.
  • The veterinary officer has the right to deny a certificate if the person transporting the animals does not fulfill all necessary requirements.

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of person to whom permission to transport animals is granted
  • Purpose for which the animals are transported
  • Where the animals are transported from and their destination
  • Number of days for transportation of the animals
  • Period within which the animals will be slaughtered

Need for the Document[edit]

The animal registration certificate grants permission to transport live animals and animal products across Kebele, sub-counties and districts within Ethiopia. The permit is issued by the district veterinary officers (DVOs) to confirm that the animals are not stolen and that they are in good health.

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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

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