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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 Digital Signature Accepted
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

Details: USDA Accredited Veterinarians may issue health certificates electronically through the online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS). Health certificates must then be printed and require the APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer’s original signature with the application of the APHIS embossed seal.

NOTE: A printed paper copy of the completed health certificate must accompany each shipment.

Korea - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals

The posted health certificate templates/formats are required to be used. 

Multiple animals may be recorded on one health certificate.


* A health certificate for this commodity can also be generated through the Veterinary Export Health Certificate System ( 



  • Hatching Eggs – 2017 protocol
    • Hatching Eggs - Health Certificate (pdf 27kb) – can be used until Sept. 25, 2017
    • Hatching Eggs - New Health Certificate – can be used now and will be required on and after Sept. 26, 2017
    • 17-6 is not required
    • 17-6 is not required

    • Poultry — Health Certificate  


After arrival in the Republic of Korea, the swine will undergo a 15 day quarantine and novel influenza A (H1N1 and H3N2v) antigen testing.The sample health certificate posted below is required to be used.

  • Swine- Health Certificate - September 2014 


Other Animals


Birds other than poultry - requirements

Pet birds (commercial) – health certificate

For personal pet birds, please see the pet travel website click here


No requirements for importation, unless the species to be exported requires a CITES permit. If a CITES permit is needed, the importer should acquire an import permit from Korea’s Ministry of Environment.

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