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IRegs for LIVE Animals

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


This country allows USDA Accredited Veterinarians to use USDA’s online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) to complete health certificates.

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital Endorsement NOT Acccepted
The health certificate bears the original ink signature and embossed seal
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the USDA Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found below. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE:The printed paper endorsed health certificate must accompany each shipment. You can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

Cattle

Note: Regarding the identification of the animals, the following statement provided by the accredited veterinarian will fulfill the Cuban requirements: "I have been affiliated with (insert name of ranch) Ranch as the herd veterinarian for the past (# of years) years. The (name of ranch) Ranch has been in existence since (year that ranch opened up). To the best of my knowledge, the cattle have been maintained as a closed herd for the past (# of years that cattle have been maintained as a closed herd) years, and the dams of the animals to be shipped were born on the farm. 

Sheep and Goats 

Other Ruminants

Poultry

Note: Effective March 7, 2017 Cuba will no longer accept exports of any live poultry or hatching eggs from the State of Tennessee due to Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI).  

Birds (non-Poultry)

Pets

Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock whose requirements are not listed above, 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.
Note: Information about the exportation of agricultural commodities may be found on the following website: http://www.fas.usda.gov/data/cuba-food-and-agricultural-import-relations-and-standards

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