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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.


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.

Relations between the US and Iran are restricted by the US Department of State. There are no bilaterally agreed upon trade protocols for US animal export. However, some information is available for select species such as cattle. Please contact your local VS Area office for current information.

Any trade with Iran is likely to require a license from the Office of Foreign Assets Control, US Treasury (http:/ Specific information for Iran can be found at

Exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm should have the interested party (importer/buyer) in the country of destination apply for an Import Permit at the appropriate foreign ministry. This Import Permit will most likely outline the specific requirements.

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