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Collect your import permit
(last modified: 25/05/2021)

Contact details

Entity in charge

Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

Tanaea , Tarawa
Tel: 75228108
Website: https://www.melad.gov.ki/page/agriculture-and-livestock-division.html
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Biosecurity and Plant Health Unit - (Agriculture and Livestock Division)

Mon: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Tue: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Wed: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Thu: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Fri: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
Sat: closed
Sun: closed
Close for business on public holidays http://www.president.gov.ki/2019/04/20/public-holidays-2019/

Person in charge

Tekataake Oromita

Senior Agricultural Officer
Tel: 75228108 / 73050540
Email: t.oromita@melad.gov.ki

Expected results

Import Permit Import Permit

Cost: Free

Free of charge

Time frame

Waiting time in queue: max  5mn
Attention at counter: min   10mn - max   20mn

Legal justification

Goods that require an import permit are specifically the ones which are potential sources of plants and animal pests and diseases which include: live animals and animal products; live plants and plant products; soil and sand aggregates; secondhand clothing and used items; timber, plywood, masonite and other wood products.

Additional information

The import permit (stamped and approved) can only be collected from the MELAD - ALD main office in Tanaea.

Permit validity:
  • For personal consignments is 3 months.
  • For commercial consignments 6 months.
  • Complaints: Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

    Entity in charge

    Agriculture and Livestock Division - (Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development)

    Tanaea , Tarawa
    Tel: 75228108
    Website: https://www.melad.gov.ki/page/agriculture-and-livestock-division.html
    Directions: Google maps

    Unit in charge

    Biosecurity and Plant Health Unit - (Agriculture and Livestock Division)

    Mon: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
    Tue: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
    Wed: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
    Thu: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
    Fri: 09:00 - 12:30, 13:30 - 17:15
    Sat: closed
    Sun: closed
    Close for business on public holidays http://www.president.gov.ki/2019/04/20/public-holidays-2019/

    Person in charge

    Teaaro Otiuea

    Deputy Director
    Tel: 75228108
    Email: ddald@melad.gov.ki
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