Moving to South Africa

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Moving to South Africa

Postby Oanatolitis » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:24 am

Hi

I'm considering moving to South Africa, the thing is i cant part with my collection and would like to bring them with me. Does anyone know what the requirements are and if any paperwork is needed?

My collection consists of

3.2 boa constrictor imperator
0.1 boaedon capensis
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Oanatolitis » Thu Jul 30, 2015 10:25 am

Just fyi from the boas 1.0 male adult 0.2 female sub-adults 2.0 juveniles and the house snake is adult
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Ruan Stander » Thu Jul 30, 2015 12:40 pm

Where are you currently living ? And where in South Africa are you looking at moving to ?
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Oanatolitis » Fri Jul 31, 2015 12:28 pm

Greece and moving to Joburg
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Vrakkie » Sat Aug 01, 2015 3:21 pm

Hi.
Best would be to contact Cape Nature (www.capenature.co.za) and speak to somebody who can assist you with the import requirements.
But Health clearance,CITES Import and export permit will be necessary.

Speak to Carlo Arendorf
caarendorf@capenature.co.za (+27 214830122)

Or Lee Anne Benjamen (+27 214830120)

They are the offices in Western Cape ,South Africa but are very helpful and could guide you further on import issues in relation to the other provinces as a starting point.

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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby jka » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:19 pm

Im not sure how CapeNature will help.

Maybe Bushviper can give some info, you would need a permit for the house snake in JHB, which as far as I know you can only get if you have been a THA member for a while.
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Herper » Sun Aug 02, 2015 5:22 pm

I am speaking with limited knowledge on the matter but as far as I know the reptiles would need to stay in quarantine for a month and could amount to 10k you would need a CiTES permit and aletter from the vet in Greece thats how I understand it
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Bushviper » Sun Aug 02, 2015 6:00 pm

To import them is not difficult and can be done quite easily if you are emigrating to Johannesburg. The big problem is the costs. For those snakes it will cost you more than what it would cost you to find new homes for them and replace them when you get here.

If you are convinced these snakes need to come with you I can try to help you import and quarantine them here.
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Re: Moving to South Africa

Postby Oanatolitis » Thu Aug 06, 2015 12:07 am

Thanks for all the replies guys!

Apart from them being my babies, they are high end morphs as well. I was going to start a breeding project by December if the conditions were right. At the moment i'm just interested in finding out the procedures and costs for such a move, so i know what to expect and prepare them right

Again thanks a ton to everyone
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