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Any person transporting animals in connection with an economic activity at distances exceeding 65 km from the place of departure to the place of destination must be authorised as an animal transporter from the Veterinary Services of the Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment.

Persons transporting animals at distances exceeding 65 km from the place of departure to the destination and the transport does not exceed 8 hours must be authorised as a type 1 animal transporter, while persons carrying out long journeys (over 8 hours) must be authorised as a type 2 animal transporter.

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The application for type 1 and type 2 transporter authorisation (form ΕΖΜ01 and form ΕΖΜ02 respectively), can be submitted either electronically through the PSC Cyprus or directly to the District Veterinary Offices and Rural Veterinary Stations of the competent authority :

Veterinary Services
Ministry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment
1417 Nicosia
Tel: +357 22805249
Fax: +357 22805176
E-mail: director@vs.moa.gov.cy
Website: http://www.moa.gov.cy/moa/vs

The application form must be accompanied by the following documents:

In the case of an application for a type 1 transporter authorisation:

The application is not accompanied by any documents, except in the following cases:

(a) The applicant is a legal entity. In this case a copy of the authorisation of the legal representative of the entity must be attached to the application form.

(b) A mean of transport by road has a certificate of approval issued by the competent authority of another Member State. In this case a copy of the certificate must be attached to the application form.

(c) A driver or attendant holds a certificate of competence issued by the competent authority of another Member State. In this case a copy of the certificate must be attached to the application form.

In the case of an application for a type 2 transporter authorisation:

The application is accompanied by a general contingency plan for long journeys (form ΕΖΜ08).

Beyond this, the application is not accompanied by any other documents, except in the following cases:

(a) The applicant is a legal entity. In this case a copy of the authorisation of the legal representative of the entity must be attached to the application form.

(b) A mean of transport by road has a certificate of approval issued by the competent authority of another Member State. In this case a copy of the certificate must be attached to the application form.

(c) A driver or attendant holds a certificate of competence issued by the competent authority of another Member State. In this case a copy of the certificate must be attached to the application form.

If the means of transport mentioned in the application form do not have a valid certificate of approval or suitability or the persons mentioned in the application form do not hold a valid certificate of competence, the application cannot be processed.

The applicant is informed regarding the authorisation decision within 3 months from the date that the application form and supporting documents were duly submitted.

The authorisation is valid for not more than five years from the date of issue and a copy of it must be carried on board the means of transport when animals are transported.

Transporters covering distances of up to 65 km from the place of departure to the place of destination are exempt from the requirement for a transporter authorisation, but they must submit to the District Veterinary Offices and Local Veterinary Stations a solemn statement for persons transporting animals for distances of up to 65 km from the place of departure to the place of destination (form ΕΖΜ05).
In such cases no authorisation or license is issued.

For the purpose of issuance, renewal or amendment of a certificate of approval or suitability of a road vehicle transporting animals, an application must be submitted to the District Veterinary Offices and Local Veterinary Stations (form EZM04).

For the purpose of issuance or amendment of a certificate of competence for a driver / attendant of a road vehicle transporting animals, an application must be submitted to the District Veterinary Offices and Local Veterinary Stations (form EZM13).


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Authorised transporters must comply with the provisions of the Regulation (EC) No 1/2005 on the Protection of Animals during Transport and Related Operations and the provisions of the Protection and Welfare of Animals Law.

Transporters must notify in writing the Veterinary Services for any changes in relation to the information and documents submitted with their application within 15 working days from the date the changes took place.

In case that the application submitted contains false information or in the knowledge of the applicant material facts are concealed, the Veterinary Services may proceed to the rejection of an application, deletion from the relevant registry and take all legal measures.


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Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ01 - Αίτηση για άδεια μεταφορέα ζώων τύπου 1 (Έκδοση 2η).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ02 - Αίτηση για άδεια μεταφορέα ζώων τύπου 2 (Έκδοση 2η).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ04 - Αίτηση για έγκριση-καταλληλότητα οδικού μεταφορικού μέσου (Έκδοση 1η).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ05 - Υπεύθυνη δήλωση για μεταφορείς ζώων ≤ 65 km (Έκδοση 2η).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ08 - Σχέδιο έκτακτης ανάγκης για μεταφορά ζώων (Γενικό) (Έκδοση 2η).pdf
Download the Acrobat fileΕΖΜ13 - Αίτηση για πιστοποιητικό επαγγελματικής ικανότητας οδηγού-συνοδού (Έκδοση 1η).pdf



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