Veterinary Permit to Import Horses

Name of the Service

Veterinary Permit to Import Horses

  Ministry and Directorate

Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries Wealth & Water Resources / Veterinary Quarantine Department

  Service details

  • Importers & Exporters.
  • Import permit must be submitted at least 21 days before the arrival of the horse/s.
  • Importation of horses from the European Commission should be referred to the Animal Health Department.
  • Import only from countries approved to export to EU countries.
  • Permits are valid for one month from the date of issue.
  • Application can be submitted for multiple types.
  • Horses from the GCC may be imported by land, all other horses must be imported by air.
  • The Ministry may require additional requirements depending on species, place of origin or any other reason.
  • The Ministry may specify the entry port.
  • Veterinary Quarantine Department may refuse.
  • The horses are subject to quarantine for 28 days from arrival.
  • Veterinary Medical Certificate.
  • Horse Passport.
  • Blood Test Certificate.
  • Vaccination Certificate.
  • Certificate of Origin.
  • Approval of the permits shall be within two hours of the application, during the official working hours and for seven days a week (All days).
  • Release of Shipment round the clock, non-stop 24 hours; i.e. the release of the shipment submitted shall be within two hours of submitting the goods for the inspection of the relevant authority.
  • OMR 5