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Kenya - Apply for a Meat Transport Permit

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Apply In Person

  1. To obtain a permit to transport meat, applicants are required to submit their request to the City-County Veterinary Services Office. of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives
  2. Applicants should express their interest to the licensing officer, who shall then cause an inspection to be conducted on the carrier or container that is to be used for the transportation of the meat.
  3. Where the inspector is satisfied that thecarrier or container to be used complies with the standard as set by the Ministry,the inspecting officer shall issue a permit to the applicant upon making payment of the permit fee of Ksh 200.00.
  4. If any modification or upgrading is required, the inspector shall point them out and the applicant will be required to rectify the problem before re-submitting his/her request.
  5. The inspector shall then conduct a re-inspection on the carrier or container to ascertain the effectiveness of the implementation (where applicable).
  6. The processing time accumulatively is within a day.
  7. Once issued a Meat Transport permit shall be valid for one year from the date issued.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Valid identity card.
  • Valid company registration certificate.

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS)
(Ministry of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives)
Private Bag 00625, Kangemi
Telephone: +254 202 718 870
Email: [email protected]
of Agriculture Livestock Fisheries and Cooperatives


  • Individuals/businesses that wish to transport large quantities of meat products for the purpose of trade are eligible to apply.


  • Ksh 200.00 For issuance of the meat transport permit


  • The license is valid for one (01) year unless revoked, suspended, or cancelled by the Authority.
  • The license should be renewed at least one (01) week before the expiration of the current license.

Documents to Use[edit]

Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links

Sample Documents[edit]

Processing Time[edit]

  • The time frame for processing the application is within a day.

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
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  • In addition to the Meat Transport Permit, no person shall transport, cause or suffer any meat to be transported unless such person holds a certificate of meat transport.
  • Please refer to the Wikiprocedure website for full procedure on how to obtain the certificate. I.e Kenya-Obtain a Certificate of Meat Transport.

Required Information[edit]

  • Full name f the applicant
  • Contacts of the applicant
  • Vehicle registration certificate details
  • Area/Region of transportation
  • Carrier or container details
  • Details of the consignment
  • Declaration by the applicant

Need for the Document[edit]

  • No person shall transport, cause or suffer any meat to be transported unless such person holds a permit to transport meat issued by the Directorate of Veterinary Services (DVS).

Information which might help[edit]

Other uses of the Document/Certificate[edit]

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

External Links[edit]


More information which might help people.