Pet Relocation to Nigeria


Taking pets to Nigeria; An import permit is required from Nigeria. The animal will need proof of rabies vaccination and a licensed government veterinary certificate of good health issued in country of origin. The originals of these documents should travel with the pet, ( be sure to have copies with you ). The local permit takes at least two weeks to obtain and the following information is needed: breed, age, sex, colour, pet’s country of origin, owner’s name, method of transportation, port of entry into Nigeria, and the estimated date(s) of arrival. While there are veterinarians in Abuja and Lagos, they do not always practice to the same standards as those in the West. Their offices are rudimentary and medicines and vaccines are not always available. Bring pet food and other supplies with you, while available locally, these are extremely expensive. These are guidelines only which are subject to change. Contact the Embassy of Nigeria for current requirements before the pet move.

  • Documentation Requirements

    Fed Dept. of Livestock,
    Ministry of Agriculture,
    New Secretariat, Area 11,
    PMB No. 135,
    Garki, Abuja,
    Tel;/Fax; + ( 234-9 ) 314 23 19
    Fax; + ( 234-9 ) 524 01 26

  • Pet Shippers

    Merchant Express Cargo Airlines Ltd.,
    Suite 1, West Wing,
    Nahco Office Complex,
    Murtala Muhammed Int. Airport,
    Lagos, Nigeria.
    Tel; + 234 1 4939078/9
    Fax; + 234 1 2882945.

  • Boarding Kennels

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  • Pet Supplies

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