How to Obtain Cattle Export Licence (permit) In Uganda

Obtain Cattle Export Licence (permit) In Uganda By Online

  1. Contact your veterinary professional at the Department Animal resource at the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries to get a health certification and veterinary reports within 10 days after the animal’s transfer.
  2. Get Form V to apply for animals you want to sell from the Ministry of Agriculture.
  3. Follow the guidelines on applications to make sure the animal is suitable for the purpose of exportation . Also, obtain all supporting documents required for the application.
  4. Complete the application properly and attach all necessary documents
  5. Complete your Application to Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries
  6. The Department of Livestock and Entomology will examine your application and contact you within the next day they receive your application at the address that you specified when you submitted your request. The department might require additional details about your application prior to giving the license.


  • Check that your email address or contact number is displayed on the application form.
  • Export permits are valid for 14 days as of the date of the vet certificate.
  • Animals shipped without the correct documents will be returned to the place of the animal’s.
  • The original documents should be handed over at departure.

Required Documents For Obtain Cattle Export Licence (permit)

  • The applicant must prove that they have the skills and resources to participate successfully in the industry of cattle trade.
  • Completed application form, approved by the region of operation District Veterinarian.
  • Evidence that the applicant has never been found guilty of a crime pursuant to the Cattle Traders Act and the Animal Diseases Act.

Office Locations and Contacts

Ministry of Agriculture, Animal Industry and Fisheries(MAAIF)Lugard Avenue Entebbe
P.O. Box 102 Entebbe, Uganda
Tel: +256 414 320 006
Mail Address:
Web site: Ministry of Agriculture

Director of Livestock and Entomology
Department of Animal Resources.
P.Box 513 Entebbe, Uganda
Plot 16-18 Lugard Avenue, Entebbe
Tel: +256 414 320 004 /256 414 320 627
Site: of fisheries resources


Check with the appropriate authority that the animal is eligible you want to export. Certain species are banned or are not allowed for export.


  • License Fee $1,000 Ugshs
  • Renewal Fees of 1,000 Ugshs


Validity: 1 year

Documents to Utilize

Application Form

Processing Time

Typically, the Department will usually respond to your request within 3 business days after submitting your request. Maximum Processing Time: 3 Days


Animals that are to be export must have these:

  • Copies of their export Permit;
  • The original health certification (issued within 10 days prior to the animal’s departure) that includes the owner’s name the animal, contact information, as well as the signature of the veterinarian who issued the certificate;
  • A validly approved CITES document that is properly endorsed by CITES (only necessary for animals of an threatened species).
  • Animals who leave without appropriate documentation will be returned to their point of their origin.

The Information You Need

  • The directors of the business
  • The full names of the applicants
  • Company/Partner of the applicant
  • Address of the applicant’s address
  • Signature of the applicant
  • Date

Documentation is needed

  • The purpose of this regulation is to regulate exports of cattle to Uganda.
  • This document permits you to export animals to various nations.

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