Veterinary Import Permit


Anyone who wishes to import any live animal, animal products and by-products into Saint Lucia must apply for an import permit. The deciding factor for entry is the disease status of the exporting country vis-a-vis the disease status of Saint Lucia.

Category: Agriculture/Fisheries
Office: Agricultural Division
Deadline Date: None
Processing Time: Two (2) business days
Fee: EC$45.00
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
  1. Complete the Veterinary Import Permit application form. Owners must ensure that animals satisfy the specific conditions before the Permit application is submitted to the Veterinary department

  2. The application form must be submitted with all documents specified in the conditions document for that animal

  3. The documents can be scanned and sent to Veterinary Services department at or can be submitted in person to the department.

  4. The applicant collects the permit from the department, if approved or a copy of the permit will be emailed to the applicant.

  5. At time of entry, the requisite fee must be paid.


One of the major roles of the Veterinary and Livestock Services Division (Veterinary Authority) Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Physical Planning, Natural Resources and Co-operatives is the protection of Saint Lucia from the entry and spread of exotic and zoonotic diseases of animals. 


Please note that:

a) Arrangements for Import Permit must be made in advance to travel date.

b) Animals failing to meet Import Requirements or entering without a permit will be refused entry or be humanely euthanized.

c) Please notify the Veterinary and Livestock Services Division of your port of entry, date, time and flight number at least three days in advance of your arrival date.

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