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Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.

Animal Products

Live Animals


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: Health certificates require original ink signatures from the issuing USDA Accredited Veterinarian and the endorsing APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer with the application of the APHIS embossed seal. Submissions through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) cannot be accepted at this time.

Brazil - Summary of Requirements for Animals

Brazil requests that imports of animals, semen, and embryos must be accompanied by a health certificate in Portuguese, as of August 1, 2003.


Sheep and Goats


The Shipment of the Animals page (VIII) for the horse health certificates listed below, are signed by the Port Veterinarian at the time of embarkation.



Annex 1: Inspection requirements of U.S. poultry farms to register with Brazil for export

Annex 2: Registration form for registering U.S. poultry facilities with Brazil for export (this form, when completed and signed by the veterinarian completing the premise inspection, should be sent to staff in Riverdale, MD for delivery to MAPA. Please call (301) 851-3300, Option 2 for more information.)

Informative notes:

  • Exporters should verify if production facilities are included on the list of farms previously approved to export to Brazil. MAPA keeps a list of approved facilities. To add farms on the list please provide the following information to MAPA-DSA-CTQA through APHIS-VS.

    I – name and complete address of the qualified farm in the country of origin

    II – yearly production capacity of the qualified farm in the country of origin, and

    III – description of health control programs conducted at the breeding farm qualified for export, certified by the veterinary service of the country of origin.

The point of entry in the country will be restrained to the International Airport of Viracopos in the city of Campinas or Guarulhos due to the procedures that must be carried out while unshipping the material. The point of entry must be the one authorized on the import permit.


  • Ornamental Fish - Ornamental Fish- Required Addendum Statements for 17-140 form- December 2017 (pdf 23kb)

Shipments of ornamental fish to Brazil require a VS form 17-140, with the above addendum attached. This addendum contains the necessary health statements for import into Brazil.

Other Avians


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Informative notes:

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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