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==Procedure==
 
==Procedure==
'''Importation of pets:'''
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===Apply in person===
#'''Have your pet examined by a veterinarian:''' You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Kenya will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be the one who will issue the pet passport.
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<br>
#'''If you are outside Kenya:''' You may use the link provided under "Office Locations & Contacts" to get in touch with the nearest embassy of Kenya in the country you are currently staying. The office may be able to provide you with information about pet passports and import permits for pets.
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'''Step 1: Have your pet examined by a veterinarian and get all the relevant vaccines''' <br>
#'''Before you make arrangements to transport your pet:''' Make sure that you have all the required documents, and got in touch with the authority responsible with the import/export of live animals in the country where your pet will be coming from and in Kenya. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.
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# You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Kenya will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be the one who will issue the pet passport.<br>
#'''Apply for an import permit:''' Under Kenyas 'Animal Disease & Rabies Act (CAPS 364 & 365) you will need to apply for an import permit if you would like to bring in pet into the country. This is an International Health Certificate (vet.) and Movement Permit for only Dogs and Cats.
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# Similarity if you are in Kenya and are willing to export your pet. Make sure your pet has been vaccinated. You can do this by visiting the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute; here you will be issued with a pet passport<br>
#'''Arrival in Kenya:''' The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.  
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'''Step 2: Prepare all the relevant documents'''<br>
 
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*To import a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following to the Kenyan Embassy abroad;<br>
 
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# A formal letter from the pet owner requesting for a permit<br>
 
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# A certified copy of Passport of the owner of the dog or cat <br>
 +
# Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor<br>
 +
# A vaccination card for the pet (against rabies) signed by a Veterinary doctor<br>
 +
# Processing fee payable at the Kenyan Embassy<br>
 +
*To export a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following;<br>
 +
# Export Permit, obtained from Veterinary Department, Kabete, and Nairobi prior to departure.<br>
 +
# A certified copy of the pet owners passport<br>
 +
# Certificate of Vaccination, including rabies, signed by a Veterinary doctor<br>
 +
# Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor<br>
 +
'''Step 3: Contact Airline'''<br>
 +
# If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.<br>
 +
'''Step 4: Apply for an import / export permit.'''<br>
 +
# Under Kenyas 'Animal Disease & Rabies Act (CAPS 364 & 365) you will need to apply for an import permit if you would like to bring in pet into the country. This is an International Health Certificate (vet.) and Movement Permit for only Dogs and Cats. You can apply for one from Kenya missions abroad. <br>
 +
# If you are exporting your pet from Kenya make sure you get an exporting permit. You can do this by visiting the embassy of the country involved. <br>
 +
'''Step 5: Arrival in Kenya''' <br>
 +
# After arriving in Kenya you have to report the arrival within three days of arrival. The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.<br>
 +
# If travelling from Kenya, the protocol about arrival in the other country will be explained by the embassy of the country involved.<br><br>
  
 
==Required Documents==
 
==Required Documents==
To import a dog or cat into Kenya the following documents must be submitted:
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<br>
*A formal letter from the pet owner requesting for a permit.
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*To import a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following to the Kenyan Embassy abroad.<br>
*A certified copy of the pet owners passport
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# A formal letter from the pet owner requesting for a permit<br>
*Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor
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# A certified copy of Passport of the owner of the dog or cat <br>
*A vaccination card of the pet (rabies) signed by a Veterinary doctor  
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# Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor<br>
 
+
# A vaccination card for the pet (against rabies) signed by a Veterinary doctor<br>
 
+
# Processing fee payable at the Kenyan Embassy<br><br>
 
+
*To export a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following<br>
 +
# Export Permit, obtained from Veterinary Department, Kabete, and Nairobi prior to departure.<br>
 +
# A certified copy of the pet owners passport<br>
 +
# Certificate of Vaccination, including rabies, signed by a Veterinary doctor<br>
 +
# Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor<br><br>
  
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
 
==Office Locations & Contacts==
[http://www.mfa.go.ke/ Kenya - Missions Abroad]
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<br>
 
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;Kenya Revenue Authority- Head Office
 
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Times Tower, 19th Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue<br>
 
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P.O. Box 30742 Tel. 310900, Fax 315987 Nairobi, Kenya.<br>
 +
Tel: 2813068, 2813160, 2812011.<br>
 +
Fax: 253532,240929, Nairobi Kenya.<br>
 +
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke<br>
 +
Website: [https://kra.go.ke/ KRA]<br><br>
 +
;Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
 +
P.O. BOX 53260 00200 <br>
 +
Head Office, Embakasi off Enterprise Road, Road A,<br>
 +
NAIROBI, KENYA<br><br>
 +
;Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute
 +
Kabete Production Unit<br>
 +
Kabete Veterinary Laboratory<br>
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Tel: +25420 2611143<br>
 +
P.O. BOX 53260 00200<br>
 +
NAIROBI, KENYA<br><br>
  
 
==Eligibility==
 
==Eligibility==
'''Importation of pets:'''
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<br>
 
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*No canine or feline animal shall be imported into Kenya from any country unless:<br>
No canine or feline animal shall be imported into Kenya from any country unless:  
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# The animal is accompanied by the certificate of a veterinary surgeon, signed not more than five days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin, certifying that the animal is free from clinical symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease.<br>
*The animal is accompanied by the certificate of a veterinary surgeon, signed not more than five days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin, certifying that the animal is free from clinical symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease.
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# The animal is accompanied by a valid Rabies vaccination certificate stating-<br>
*The animal is accompanied by a valid Rabies vaccination certificate stating:
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#:(i). the type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine; the apparent age of the animal at the time of vaccination; the date of vaccination<br>
**the type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine;
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#:(ii). Animals vaccinated against Rabies less than six months prior to arrival in Kenya must also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Government Veterinary Officer of the country of origin stating that there has been no case of Rabies within 30 miles of the place of origin of the animal within the preceding six months.<br>
**the apparent age of the animal at the time of vaccination;
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# The animal is accompanied by a certificate from the Captain of the ship or aircraft in which the animal travelled to Kenya certifying that the animal has not left the craft between the place of embarkation and the place of entry into Kenya, and has been isolated from all other canine and feline animals throughout the journey.<br><br>
**the date of vaccination
 
:Animals vaccinated against Rabies less than six months prior to arrival in Kenya must also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Government Veterinary Officer of the country of origin stating that there has been no case of Rabies within 30 miles of the place of origin of the animal within the preceding six months.  
 
:The animal is accompanied by a certificate from the Captain of the ship or aircraft in which the animal travelled to Kenya certifying that the animal has not left the craft between the place of embarkation and the place of entry into Kenya, and has been isolated from all other canine and feline animals throughout the journey.  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Fees==
 
==Fees==
Explain the fees structure which is required for obtaining the certificate/document.
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<br>
 
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* A fee is charged in cash or postal order payable to Kenya High Commission. This fee may vary depending on the country of origin.<br><br>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Validity==
 
==Validity==
Explain the time until which the certificate/document is valid.
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<br>
e.g. Birth Certificate Valid Forever
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*Validity of Rabies Vaccines - A certificate of Rabies vaccination is valid for all canines which are over the age of six months at vaccination and for all felines which are over the age of four months at vaccination, for the period specified, providing that one of the following approved vaccines has been used:<br>
 
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:(a) Phenolized (inactivated) vaccine:<br>
 
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::* Canines and felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination.<br>
 
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:(b) Living Avianized vaccine (Flury or Kelev strain)<br>
 +
::* Canines: One month to 36 months, post vaccination.<br>
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::* Felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination<br><br>
  
 
==Documents to Use==
 
==Documents to Use==
Please attach documents that can be used by people. e.g. links
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<br>
 
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* Application for importation documents are provided at the veterinary offices and Kenya missions abroad.<br><br>
 
 
  
  
 
==Sample Documents==
 
==Sample Documents==
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
  Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.
 
  
  
  
 
==Processing Time==
 
==Processing Time==
Please explain processing time taken in obtaining the document/certificate.
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<br>
 
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* Processing time is one day<br><br>
 
 
 
 
  
 
==Related Videos==
 
==Related Videos==
 
  Videos explaining the procedure or to fill the applications.  
 
  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.
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  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.
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  Please remove the '&' inside the tags during implementation.
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  Website = allocine, blip, dailymotion, facebook, gametrailers, googlevideo, html5, metacafe, myspace, revver,  
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  sevenload, viddler, vimeo, youku, youtube
 
  width = 560, height = 340, Video ID = Can be obtained from the URL of webpage where the video is displayed.
 
  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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  e.g In the following url 'http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0US7oR_t3M' Video ID is 'Y0US7oR_t3M'.
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 +
 
==Instructions==
 
==Instructions==
Please provide instructions on obtaining the certificate/documents.
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<br>
e.g. The state office holds birth records since january 1908.
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# Have your pet examined by a veterinarian and get all the relevant vaccines<br>
 
+
# Apply for an import / export permit.<br>
 
+
# After arriving in Kenya you have to report the arrival within three days of arrival.<br><br>
 
 
  
 
==Required Information==
 
==Required Information==
A list which displays the kind of information which is required to complete the procedure.
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<br>
e.g.
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# Type of animal<br>
1. Date of Birth.
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# Age of animal<br>
2. City or County of Birth.
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# The type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine<br>
 
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# Date of vaccination<br>
 
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# Country of origin<br>
 
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# Details of travel to Kenya <br><br>
 
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==Need for the Document==
 
==Need for the Document==
This procedure provides you information on how  you can bring your pet dogs and cats to Kenya and how can you apply for a Pet Passport and import permit for your pet.
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<br>
 
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* This allows owners of pet dogs and cats to import and export their pets in and out of Kenya.<br><br>
 
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==Information which might help==
 
==Information which might help==
Enter other informations which might help
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<br>
 
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# Dogs & cats are allowed with approved import permit; they are dutiable but exempt from VAT.<br>
 
+
# Pet birds are prohibited.<br>
 
+
# Other animals (apart from dogs and cats) are classified as "Domestic" or "Wildlife". Care should therefore be made when importing animals especially wildlife into Kenya which are governed under other Laws and Regulations.<br>
 +
# Any animal arriving into Kenya without the certificates stated above will be kept in quarantine, at the expenses of the owner, for up to six months.<br>
 +
# The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.<br><br>
  
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
==Other uses of the Document/Certificate==
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  Please explain what are other uses of obtaining this document/certificate.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 
  e.g. Birth Certificate can be used as proof of identity.
 +
  
  
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==External Links==
 +
<br>
 +
*[https://www.kra.go.ke/en/individual/importing/learn-about-importation/importing-goods Importation of Pets]<br><br>
  
 +
==Others==
 +
;NOTE:
 +
*Any animal arriving into Kenya without the certificates stated above will be kept in quarantine, at the expenses of the owner, for up to six months with the exception that:-<br>
 +
:(a)  dogs and cats, imported directly from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden or the United Kingdom, need not have certificates of rabies.<br>
 +
:(b)  Animals in transit for less than 48 hours need not have certificates of rabies, but will be kept in isolation, at the owners’ expense, during this period. Such animals will only be allowed to leave Kenya by air or sea.<br><br>
  
==External Links==
 
[http://www.kenya.org.za/agr_pet.htm High Commission of the Republic of Kenya in South Africa - Pretoria]
 
  
  
  
 
==Others==
 
More information which might help people.
 
  
  

Latest revision as of 19:08, 13 June 2019

Procedure[edit]

Apply in person[edit]


Step 1: Have your pet examined by a veterinarian and get all the relevant vaccines

  1. You will need to have your pet examined by a certified veterinarian. Some of the documents that you will need to present when your pet arrives in Kenya will be issued by your vet. Your vet will also be the one who will issue the pet passport.
  2. Similarity if you are in Kenya and are willing to export your pet. Make sure your pet has been vaccinated. You can do this by visiting the Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute; here you will be issued with a pet passport

Step 2: Prepare all the relevant documents

  • To import a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following to the Kenyan Embassy abroad;
  1. A formal letter from the pet owner requesting for a permit
  2. A certified copy of Passport of the owner of the dog or cat
  3. Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor
  4. A vaccination card for the pet (against rabies) signed by a Veterinary doctor
  5. Processing fee payable at the Kenyan Embassy
  • To export a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following;
  1. Export Permit, obtained from Veterinary Department, Kabete, and Nairobi prior to departure.
  2. A certified copy of the pet owners passport
  3. Certificate of Vaccination, including rabies, signed by a Veterinary doctor
  4. Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor

Step 3: Contact Airline

  1. If you are thinking of flying in with your pet, you may also try and contact the airline company, they may be able to provide additional information about pet passports and how you can bring your pet abroad.

Step 4: Apply for an import / export permit.

  1. Under Kenyas 'Animal Disease & Rabies Act (CAPS 364 & 365) you will need to apply for an import permit if you would like to bring in pet into the country. This is an International Health Certificate (vet.) and Movement Permit for only Dogs and Cats. You can apply for one from Kenya missions abroad.
  2. If you are exporting your pet from Kenya make sure you get an exporting permit. You can do this by visiting the embassy of the country involved.

Step 5: Arrival in Kenya

  1. After arriving in Kenya you have to report the arrival within three days of arrival. The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.
  2. If travelling from Kenya, the protocol about arrival in the other country will be explained by the embassy of the country involved.

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Required Documents[edit]


  • To import a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following to the Kenyan Embassy abroad.
  1. A formal letter from the pet owner requesting for a permit
  2. A certified copy of Passport of the owner of the dog or cat
  3. Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor
  4. A vaccination card for the pet (against rabies) signed by a Veterinary doctor
  5. Processing fee payable at the Kenyan Embassy

  • To export a dog or cat into Kenya one should present the following
  1. Export Permit, obtained from Veterinary Department, Kabete, and Nairobi prior to departure.
  2. A certified copy of the pet owners passport
  3. Certificate of Vaccination, including rabies, signed by a Veterinary doctor
  4. Current Health Certificate from a Veterinary doctor

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]


Kenya Revenue Authority- Head Office

Times Tower, 19th Floor, Haile Selassie Avenue
P.O. Box 30742 Tel. 310900, Fax 315987 Nairobi, Kenya.
Tel: 2813068, 2813160, 2812011.
Fax: 253532,240929, Nairobi Kenya.
Email: callcentre@kra.go.ke
Website: KRA

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

P.O. BOX 53260 00200
Head Office, Embakasi off Enterprise Road, Road A,
NAIROBI, KENYA

Kenya Veterinary Vaccines Production Institute

Kabete Production Unit
Kabete Veterinary Laboratory
Tel: +25420 2611143
P.O. BOX 53260 00200
NAIROBI, KENYA

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Eligibility[edit]


  • No canine or feline animal shall be imported into Kenya from any country unless:
  1. The animal is accompanied by the certificate of a veterinary surgeon, signed not more than five days prior to the date of departure from the country of origin, certifying that the animal is free from clinical symptoms of any contagious or infectious disease.
  2. The animal is accompanied by a valid Rabies vaccination certificate stating-
    (i). the type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine; the apparent age of the animal at the time of vaccination; the date of vaccination
    (ii). Animals vaccinated against Rabies less than six months prior to arrival in Kenya must also be accompanied by a certificate signed by a Government Veterinary Officer of the country of origin stating that there has been no case of Rabies within 30 miles of the place of origin of the animal within the preceding six months.
  3. The animal is accompanied by a certificate from the Captain of the ship or aircraft in which the animal travelled to Kenya certifying that the animal has not left the craft between the place of embarkation and the place of entry into Kenya, and has been isolated from all other canine and feline animals throughout the journey.

Fees[edit]


  • A fee is charged in cash or postal order payable to Kenya High Commission. This fee may vary depending on the country of origin.

Validity[edit]


  • Validity of Rabies Vaccines - A certificate of Rabies vaccination is valid for all canines which are over the age of six months at vaccination and for all felines which are over the age of four months at vaccination, for the period specified, providing that one of the following approved vaccines has been used:
(a) Phenolized (inactivated) vaccine:
  • Canines and felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination.
(b) Living Avianized vaccine (Flury or Kelev strain)
  • Canines: One month to 36 months, post vaccination.
  • Felines: One month to 12 months, post vaccination

Documents to Use[edit]


  • Application for importation documents are provided at the veterinary offices and Kenya missions abroad.


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Sample Documents[edit]

Please attach sample completed documents that would help other people.


Processing Time[edit]


  • Processing time is one 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
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]


  1. Have your pet examined by a veterinarian and get all the relevant vaccines
  2. Apply for an import / export permit.
  3. After arriving in Kenya you have to report the arrival within three days of arrival.

Required Information[edit]


  1. Type of animal
  2. Age of animal
  3. The type, manufacturer and Batch No. of the vaccine
  4. Date of vaccination
  5. Country of origin
  6. Details of travel to Kenya

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Need for the Document[edit]


  • This allows owners of pet dogs and cats to import and export their pets in and out of Kenya.

Information which might help[edit]


  1. Dogs & cats are allowed with approved import permit; they are dutiable but exempt from VAT.
  2. Pet birds are prohibited.
  3. Other animals (apart from dogs and cats) are classified as "Domestic" or "Wildlife". Care should therefore be made when importing animals especially wildlife into Kenya which are governed under other Laws and Regulations.
  4. Any animal arriving into Kenya without the certificates stated above will be kept in quarantine, at the expenses of the owner, for up to six months.
  5. The arrival of any animal entering Kenya other than by sea at Mombasa or by air at Nairobi must be reported to the nearest veterinary office within three days of arrival.

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]


Ads by Google

Others[edit]

NOTE
  • Any animal arriving into Kenya without the certificates stated above will be kept in quarantine, at the expenses of the owner, for up to six months with the exception that:-
(a) dogs and cats, imported directly from Australia, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden or the United Kingdom, need not have certificates of rabies.
(b) Animals in transit for less than 48 hours need not have certificates of rabies, but will be kept in isolation, at the owners’ expense, during this period. Such animals will only be allowed to leave Kenya by air or sea.