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Nigeria - Applying for Animal Registration permit (local animal movement permit)

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Apply In-Person:

  1. To apply for Animal Registration permit (local animal movement permit) in person, the applicant must visit the Animal Husbandry Services Department of Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria.
  2. Address and contact details of the FMARD can be found in the following page: Link
  3. Visit the office and get an application form for Local animal movement Permit as applicable to your requirement from the respective department.
  4. Make sure that you have all the documents listed in the “Required documents” section of this page.
  5. Now, complete the application form with appropriate information under relevant sections. Attest it with your signature once completed.
  6. Once completed filling the application form, attach the documents with it and submit it in person to the relevant authority at the office.
  7. After submission, the application and other documents will be forwarded for examination and verification processes.
  8. Once the verification and validation processes are over, the application will be approved and the officials will proceed to take required steps to issue the permit.
  9. When the document is ready to be collected, the applicant will receive a formal notification from the office and the applicant can collect it by any applicable means.


Required Documents[edit]

  • Completed application form
  • Formal letter of Requisition
  • Certified proof of applicant’s Identity/Passport
  • Report of Medical Analysis from Veterinary Hospital
  • Proof/receipt of payment
  • Any supporting document (as instructed)

Office Locations & Contacts[edit]

Animal Husbandry Services Department,
Federal Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development of Nigeria,
Kapital Road, Area 11,
Telephone: +234-(803)-000000
Email: [email protected]
Website: Link
Contact link: Link



  • Any animal owner in Nigeria, who wishes to transport the animal(s) in his/her possession from one place to another inside the Republic, can apply.


  • Please approach the authorities for fees details.


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  • Applicants can enquire the department about the required documents to be attached with this application form.
  • Applicants are advised to complete the application form neatly and completely with absolute legibility and appropriateness to avoid rejections. Also, all the required documents must be furnished completely.
  • Applicants can enquire the office about the fees details and payment procedure if they had any doubts.

Required Information[edit]

  • Applicant’s particulars
  • Identity document number
  • Address details
  • Contact details
  • Banking details
  • Details of the activity


Need for the Document[edit]

  • The Animal Registration permit for local movement is necessary when a Nigerian animal owner wishes to transport the animal(s) in his/her possession from one place to another inside the Republic.

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