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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).

Animal Products

Live Animals

India - Summary of Requirements for Animals




NOTE: For bovine semen, India requires test reports to be provided with the health certificate. The test reports should not be endorsed by USDA.



Current requirements can be found on the DAHD website (Equine Notification)

(Equine Notification Amendment)


Informative notes:

As of July 19, 2011 Gazette, India has extended their prohibition on the importation of all domestic and wild birds, poultry, poultry semen, and swine originating from the United States.

Specific pathogen free (SPF) eggs are exempt from the current ban.

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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