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Procedure NameImport Permit for Dogs


Import Permit for Dogs

Responsible Agency       

Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock

(Department of Veterinary Services)
Adress: P.O. Box 50060
             Lusaka 10101
Phone:+260 211 252608


Legal base of the Procedure

The Control of Dogs Act, 1929


Application fee: ZMW 52.50

Required Documents


Type of information



Application Form

Supporting documents.
2 Veterinary health certificate of dog (s) country of origin
3 Invoices
4 Valid vaccination records

Process Steps

Step 1

The applicant must be in possession of; invoices, a health certificate and valid vaccination records from the country of origin indicating the dog's type, disease status and indicate clearly the purpose for importation. 

Step 2

The Applicant pays the application fee, completes and submits an application form along with the relevant supporting documents to the Department of Fisheries and Livestock Marketing.

Step 3 The application is then forwarded to the Department of Veterinary Services if approved for a grant of a sanitary clearance and issuance of a veterinary permit.
Step 4 The veterinary permit and application are then forwarded back to the Department of Fisheries and Livestock Marketing and a Control of Goods permit is then issued.

Step 5

 Finally, the applicant proceeds to collect the permit.

                                                                    Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (Department of Veterinary Services)


The following form/s are used in this procedure
TitleDescriptionCreated DateUpdated DateIssued By
Application for a Fisheries and Livestock Import Permit08-11-201908-11-2019Ministry of Fisheries and LivestockThis is Dowload File
This procedure applies to the following measures
NameMeasure TypeAgencyDescriptionCommentsLegal DocumentValidity ToMeasure Class
Import Permit requirement for DogsPermit Requirement Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (Department of Veterinary Services)In order to import dogs, a person must be in possession of an import permit issued by the Ministry of Fisheries and Livestock (Department of Veterinary Services). No person shall import dogs without a valid import permit.The Control of Dogs Act, 192909-09-9999Good