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Apply In-Person

  1. To apply for the Export Health Certificate and export license for fisheries products, you should go to the Veterinary Service Division (VSD) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (MOA). Please view the VSD contact details in the “Office Locations & Contacts” section below
  2. First, inform the VSD of your intention to exporting the products in writing through their email address: [email protected] or faxed to (876) 977-0885.
  3. Upon receipt of your intention letter, the VSD will verify if your facility is registered and if not, you will be required to register your facility
  4. Then the VSD will inform you of the export requirements for the products you wish to export by the importing country and request you to provide the product’s batches to the VSD laboratory for testing
  5. The batches will be tested and if they fail, you will be informed of the results through a letter from the VSD and if the products pass the testing, you will be informed by the VSD and required to proceed with the application of the health certificate
  6. Obtain the application form for an export health certificate from the MOA’s office or download it from their website:Link (please search for “Application For Export Health Certificate” to locate the form easily) you can also download the form directly via this link:Link
  7. First, obtain all the necessary certificates and documents of the product you wish to export, including the import permit from the importing country
  8. Complete the application form and attach all the supporting documents as mentioned in the “Required Documents” section below to it
  9. Then submit the complete application to the Permit Office, Veterinary Services Division (VSD) 193 Old Hope Road, in person or scanned and emailed to the following: Email: [email protected] or faxed to (876) 977-0885. Please note that TRN information is mandatory.
  10. Upon receipt of your application, the VSD will validate the application and supporting documents to determine if your application meets the required standard
  11. If the documentation is invalid, the VSD will inform you of what to do to satisfy the required standards and if the application is valid, the VSD will be issued you a payment advisory note for the certificate and you will be required to pay the fee
  12. Pay the application fee of the export health certificate at the VSD cashier by cash, debit, or credit card, company cheque, or manager’s cheque and obtain the payment receipt
  13. Upon payment, the export health certificate will be prepared and issued to you along with the export license


Required Documents[edit]

  • Payment receipt
  • Identification documents
  • Facility registration certificate
  • Import permit
  • Complete application form

All the requirements advised by the VSD

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
Address: 4 St. Lucia Avenue, Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116 
Fax: (876) 960-7422
Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: (876) 927-1904
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link

Opening hours: Mondays – Thursdays 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.Fridays8:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Ministry of Agriculture & Fisheries
Veterinary Services Division
193 Old Hope Road
Kingston 6
Phone: (876) 977-2489/2492; 927-0594
Fax Number: (876) 977-0885
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link



  • Registered exporters who wish to obtain an export health certificate for fisheries products


  • Export health certificates: J$2,000
  • Duplicate/reprinting export health certificates commercial/domestic: J$1,000.00


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

Documents to Use[edit]

  • Application form: Link


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Processing Time[edit]

  • Within seven days

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  • You must be a registered exporter with JAMPRO to apply for the export certificate

Required Information[edit]

  • Name of exporter
  • Importing country
  • Name of importer
  • Address of exporter and importer
  • Type of product to be exported
  • Contact details
  • Description


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The export health certificate proves that animals or birds are fit for exporting and the certificate is required by the importing country

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Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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