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British Virgin Islands

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.

British Virgin Islands - Summary of Requirements

The following protocols for exporting animals to the British Virgin Islands are available through the International Regulations Retrieval System (IRRS).

Sheep/ Goats

Note: An import permit must be obtained prior to export from the Department of Agriculture,Government of the British Virgin Islands, Tortola, British Virgin Islands. The telephone number is (284) 495-2532 and the facsimile number is (284) 495-1269.


Poultry and other Avian Species:


For more information about exporting pets click here

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IRRS, 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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