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The Special Import Scheme for veterinary medicines

Contacting the VMD regarding the Special Import Scheme.


The Special Import Scheme (SIS) is an online service used by vets to obtain a Special Import Certificate (SIC) or Special Treatment Certificate (STC).

To access the online system, please click the ‘Apply for a Special Import’ link available on the VMD landing page on GOV.UK.

If you have a query regarding the SIS, please email

Please do not call the VMD; the SIS is a digital service and all queries will be dealt with promptly by email.

Further guidance about the scheme and the timescales for processing an application is available on the Certificate to import a Veterinary Medicine into the UK page.

For further information, please email

Published 14 October 2015
Last updated 1 June 2017 + show all updates
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