How to Obtain Veterinary Import Permit (Online) In Jamaica

Obtain Veterinary Import Permit (Online) In Jamaica By Online

  1. The Veterinary Service Division is a ministry division that is responsible for import and export inspection of live animals and meats. It also offers other services. The contact information for the VSD can be viewed via the “Office Locations and Contacts” section.
  2. You can apply online for the Veterinary Import Certificate through the Ministry of Agriculture and Land Trade System. Visit MOATRADE’s website: link
  3. If you have an account, log in to the website with your Username and Password. Click on “Not yet registered” to go to the central registration site.
  4. Fill in the Personal Information, User Information, Account details and then click “Continue” for the next page.
  5. Select the permit type, Veterinary import and send your application for processing
  6. An email with instructions and information will be sent to you after the application has been submitted.
  7. To access the online Import permit form, log in to your MOATRADE account.
  8. To submit your application, enter the necessary details such as the Taxpayer Registration details, the Consignee Name and the Country of Consignor. Select additional items from the Item Box and click on “Continue”.
  9. Pay the application fee online with a debit/credit card, or at the Cashier at the Veterinary Services Division at MICAF 193 Old Hope Road and Kingston 6.
  10. The VSD will then complete the processing of your import permit, and issue it to.

Required Documents For Veterinary Import Permit

  • Receipt of payment 
  • All supporting documents can be uploaded to the online system. For documents that you need to upload, please contact the VSD

Find Office Locations and Contacts

Veterinary Services Division Permit UnitAddress 93 Old Hope Road Kingston 6
Tel: (876) 977-2489, 977-2492
Fax: 1(876) 977-0885

Ministry of Industry, Commerce, Agriculture, and Fisheries
Address: 4 St. Lucia Avenue Kingston 5, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 968-7116
Fax: (876) 960-7422


Address: Hope Gardens, Kingston 6, Jamaica
Telephone: (876) 927-1731-50 / (876) 619-1731
Fax: (876) 927-1904


  • Anybody who wishes to import commodities that are regulated under the VSD, including all live animals, products and by-products of animal origin.


  • Permit fees will determine the application fee


  • The permit is valid for the period stated in it

Processing Time

  • Within 48 hours, the registration application will be processed.

Requirements Information

  • Taxpayer registration details
  • Name of the consignee
  • Consignor Country
  • User information
  • Personal Information
  • Contact Information
  • Account details
  • Type of agency
  • Tax Registration Number (TRN). For non-Jamaicans with a TRN, please enter a nine-digit number (99999999).

You will need the document

  • A Veterinary Import Permit is required to import Live animals, products and by-products from animal origin, as well as products intended for animal use.

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