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Receive Quarantine Inspection
(last modified: 27/05/2021)

Timeframe ( ver detalles )

Espera hasta paso siguiente

20 mn  -  65 mn
0 days  -  0.5day

Contact details

Entity in charge

Ministry of Environment, Lands and Agricultural Development (MELAD)

Bikenibeu , TARAWA 234
Tel: 74028000
Directions: Google maps

Unit in charge

Quarantine Office Betio

Person in charge

Nukate Teaotai

Biosecurity Officer
Tel: 74028108


Import Permit (original)

Time frame

The Biosecurity Officer will carry out the inspection on site at the Kiribati Ports Authority (KPA) container storage yard.
Waiting time in queue: max  10mn
Attention at counter: min   20mn - max   55mn
Waiting time until next step: max   0.5day

Legal justification

1. Biosecurity Act, 2011
Biosecurity Act, 2011
Article 23(1) Every incoming article or consignment of articles is liable to biosecurity entry inspection by a Biosecurity Officer at the Biosecurity Point of Entry to ascertain whether it is or includes a regulated article.

Additional information

The inspection process will be carried out after manifest screening and when the unit in charge receives an entry form.

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
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. Public holidays for 2024: 1 January; 8 March; 29 March; 1 April; 8 April; 3 May; 21 June; 11-12 July; 15 July; 5 August; 7 October; 9 December; 25-26 December.

Person in charge

Tekataake Oromita

Senior Agricultural Officer
Tel: 75228108 / 73050540
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