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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 Veterinary Services grant authorisation to transporters provided that:

·The applicant is established in the Republic of Cyprus, or in case of applicant established in a third country, is represented in the Republic of Cyprus.

· The applicant has demonstrated that he/she has sufficient and appropriate staff, equipment and operational procedures at his/her disposal to enable him/her to comply with the legislation. For this purpose the following criteria must be met:

    (a) All means of transport by road must have valid certificates of approval if they will be used for long journeys or certificates of suitability if they will be used for short journeys.The certificate of approval is issued either by the Veterinary Services or the competent authoritiy of another Member State, whilst the certificate of suitability is issued by the Veterinary Services only.

    (b) All drivers and attendantscarrying out journeys at distances exceeding 65 km from the place of departure to the destination must have valid certificates of competence issued either by the Veterinary Services or by the competent authority of another Member State following the attendance to training courses and passing a relevant examination.

· The applicant or his/her representatives have no record of serious infringements of Community legislation and/or national legislation on the protection of animals in the three years preceding the date of application. This does not apply where the applicant demonstrates to the satisfaction of the Veterinary Services that all necessary measures to avoid further infringements have been taken.

· At the time of submission of the application the transporter must have not applied for an authorization to the competent authority of another Member State.

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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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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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