After the first part of the trip was completed, we continued to bring our two Panther again. The veterinarian Andi had received a drawing of where we must, unfortunately, she was at home ...
We tried it on "1 Exit "the export of goods, as we noticed shortly after. As you can see in the description, it was indeed the first exit, but the 2nd Input After a first set of questions we ended up in an office, in which one of us wanted to see the shipping documents. Was obviously still in the car, back then command and get the note. When asked where were for the cats, we replied that we were just there to pick them up. Slight bewilderment on both sides. When presenting the shipping documents handed a trained eye to see that we were in the wrong part of the building.
"Follow the white Lexus" was the statement that we heard and a senior official of us went ahead to the next entrance 150m further on the other end of the building.
There was very strict security control by a selection! I was practically waved through so when Andi beeped while the pass, but a quick sampling was sufficient.
By cubbyhole with Sicherheitskonrolle it went across the yard into the actual building. We were just behind by three men who gave the impression that they know where it goes. And in fact, they led us to the 1st floor in a counter area to the Document Processing Counter. There, the cargo viewed copy and informed us that we now need the originals. But where? We asked another of the men told us roughly where we should back. Stairs down and then - yes, that was a little incomprehensible. Once in the ground floor we were in a large hall of the air cargo processing. We knew we must ask announced by the "Warehouse" was back. A worker sent us the first time in the wrong direction. Eventually we arrived at some desks, which were located in the middle of the cargo container processing. There, we said back on our little speech, after which we were asked us to share. Hurry yet been cleared chairs. It was clearly the loudest part of the building. The goods were transported on rolling roads and fork staff learning. There was a single junk, squeaking and beeping. After a few minutes, the cats were moved on a forklift or on a pallet in the hall.
A quick glance confirmed that the two black balls of fur went so far as reasonably good and that in fact our cats. We got some of the papers given and again back to the Document Processing ticket hall sent. There were again checked the papers, then we had to pay. The pass was checked again, and there were 85 Saudi riyals (about 17 €) will be due.
This was done and we were back down. This time directly to the desks, then we were put in use the adjoining office. Papers again and looked back to the desks. This time we were allowed to take the cats.
Next it went to the Customs - View documents - to the vet - look at papers. Fortunately, Andy was worried the import permit from the Saudi Vets, because, contrary to statements in some blogs, this was absolutely necessary. In addition, we were lucky, because individuals may import a maximum of 2 animals per year. At the vet but was suddenly an end to the already grown fond of procedure. He wanted to see the original papers. These were - of course - still in the car.
Andi then went to the car and got the by the Saudi Embassy in Germany certified rabies certificates and health certificates of Veterinämts. The vet wanted to keep a copy, here it's probably come to confusion, because after we had only the copies of certificates and not the originals.
Then it was for us back to duty. Times were re-checked the papers. Now it was time for us to wait for the first time that evening long. The Zollkabuff was closed, the vet came, the workers left the hall and we sat and waited ... we waited for a second customs officer should confirm that we may carry out the cats. After a long 30 minutes, the Lord condescended in the hall. He sent us on to another station. He had the information that we had paid for the cats, etc typed they were printed here.
Now we could finally go. At the output we gave off an expression to confirm that we had actually spent three hours trying to trigger the cats and we also were allowed to take for sure.
It was now 23.40 clock to shortly after 12 we were in our new home. The cats and I explored then quickly on to the new environment, and then fall into bed dead tired.
Overall, the removal of the cats but has cost us considerably. With the cat boxes á € ~ 50, the health certificates with 10 + accreditation with 12, the flight for 570 and the Import Permit for 1380 SAR (around 265 €) so we are at ~ 1000 €. Add to that the blood test á 70 € to confirm that the two are rabies-free in order to be allowed to bring back to Germany. On the other hand, if you look at pictures like the above and it has in everyday life around, playing the money only a minor role