How to Ship a Dog from US to Nigeria? That’s one of the numerous questions we get from lots of Nigerians from different parts of the country.

Today, we shall be looking at how dog lovers can import a dog from the US into Nigeria.

The importation of dogs is no rocket science. – Although you have to be very careful so as not to become a victim of internet fraudsters, also known as 419ers, G-boys, or yahoo boys who are always looking for victims.

No matter how good you are, you will always need the help/assistance of someone. – When we say “someone,” we are not talking about just anyone who claims to be anything; No!; We are talking about those who are experienced and have imported both for themselves and also for others. and can back it up with proofs and testimonies.

But if you can do the importation alone without any form of assistance, then that is very wonderful.

Note: We are always here to help your out with the importation of your dogs.

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Without much ado, let go straight to the point. How to Ship a Dog from US to Nigeria

The First step to take is this; you have to check with the airline over there.

Check out what they need from you and possible levies or fees that you have to pay.

After you are done with that, the next move is to get your import permit. This Import permit can be obtained only from the Ministry of Agriculture, which is located in Abuja.

To get the Import permit, you need the dog’s pet passport showing its biodatas;
Microchip number,
Vaccination records and a
Health certificate from a certified veterinarian facility in the exporting country.

As soon as the import permit is ready, that’s what they need over there to process the dog’s shipment.

Over there(United States), they need to be sure that the dog is;

Vaccinated up to date, and
Cleared by a veterinarian (health certificate).

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After successfully going through all these stages, you can now book your flight and pay the necessary charges or fees.

The official price for an Import permit in Nigeria is 5,000, but you can’t get it when needed for less than 20/25k

And you pay for clearing when it lands.

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Dr. Sophia Bookmyer is an absolute gem of a Veterinarian. She brings decades of experience to Vetpetsguide and has overflowing talent and passion for breeding and caring for pets, their people, and the team around her. Dr. Sophia was born and raised in Columbiana, Ohio. She completed her undergraduate studies at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. After earning her DVM from The Ohio State University in 1980. She has experience of over 3 decades and is very happy to share them. Her goal is to give pets all over the world a better life and to recommend the best tips, advice, and also recommend the best product for every pet owner.

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