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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture

Kazakhstan


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).

Some of the following commodities use the same veterinary health certificate that is used for Russia.  Do not cross out reference to Russia in the title.  Do add reference to Kazakhstan, as appropriate, to sections referencing point of crossing border, route plan, etc.

Equine

Note: Effective, October 13, 2014, Kazakhstan has a temporary ban on the U.S. export of horses and other solid-ungulates, cattle, sheep, pigs and genetic materials of the mentioned animal species from the states of CO and TX due to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

Cattle

Note: Effective, October 13, 2014, Kazakhstan has a temporary ban on the U.S. export of horses and other solid-ungulates, cattle, sheep, pigs and genetic materials of the mentioned animal species from the states of CO and TX due to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

Note: Effective June 16, 2016, for questions related to the bovine leucosis testing for the export of live cattle to Kazakhstan, please contact APHIS-VS-National Import Exports Services at 301-851-3300.

Sheep and Goats

Note: Effective, October 13, 2014, Kazakhstan has a temporary ban on the U.S. export of horses and other solid-ungulates, cattle, sheep, pigs and genetic materials of the mentioned animal species from the states of CO and TX due to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

Swine

Note: Effective, October 13, 2014, Kazakhstan has a temporary ban on the U.S. export of horses and other solid-ungulates, cattle, sheep, pigs and genetic materials of the mentioned animal species from the states of CO and TX due to vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV).

Poultry

Note: Effective January 21, 2019, Kazakhstan has imposed temporary import restrictions on live birds, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks originating from the state of California, due to Newcastle disease. 

Aquatic Animals

APHIS Registered Aquaculture Export Facility approval is required for the export of aquatic animals caught in natural water bodies.

Research / Laboratory Animals

Other Animals

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.


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