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Obtaining a pet permit from the Bahamas can be a lengthy process due to the inefficiency of the Bahamas Postal system. Requesting permit by mail may take between 6-8 weeks to arrive at the Bahamas Department of Agriculture, then additional weeks to return to applicant via mail. Additional fee of $5.00 for faxed permit may be requested with application.  Still without a delivery confirmation or means of tracking, applicants are unable to guarantee date of receipt of permit.  International couriers such as Fed Ex, UPS or DHL, can be employed to express application and payment to BDOA and to return permit to applicant’s address.  The process for Express shipment may be more costly, but it will assure means of tracking and provide applicant with date of delivery of application and arrival of permit.  Alternatively applicants may utilize the help in speeding of the process of receiving their pet’s permit by using an
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[agent[http://www.bahamaspetpassport.com link title]] in the Bahamas, to act as an intermediary in handling the application process for applicant and returning permit to applicant within only a few days (estimated between 2-14 days pending the service selected.
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Latest revision as of 23:17, 9 November 2019

Procedure[edit]

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[edit]

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.



Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

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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Eligibility[edit]

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Fees[edit]

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



Validity[edit]

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



Documents to Use[edit]

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Sample Documents[edit]

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Processing Time[edit]

Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.



Related Videos[edit]

Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications. 
Attach videos using the following tag <&video type="website">video ID|width|height<&/video&> from external websites.
Please remove the "&" inside the tags during implementation.
Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver, 
sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
e.g In the following url "http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M" Video ID is "Y0US7oR_t3M". 
	



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Instructions[edit]

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[edit]

A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
e.g.
1. Date of Birth.
2. City or County of Birth.



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Need for the Document[edit]

Please provide the need for the procedure. 
e.g. Birth Certificate - why do we need to have a birth certificate? 


Information which might help[edit]

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.



External Links[edit]

The Government of The Bahamas - Website



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Others[edit]

More information which might help people.