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Kuwait


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).

Equine

Note: For horses, an import permit is required from the Kuwait Animal Health Department, Public Authority for Agriculture Affairs and Fish Resources and the import permit number should be written on the veterinary health certificate.

Note: Only stallions need EVA testing. All horses must be identified by a microchip and the microchip number should be written on the veterinary health certificate.

Cattle

Sheep and Goats

Poultry

Note: Effective October 8, 2018, Kuwait has placed a temporary ban on the import of all kinds of live birds and poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from the State of California.

For export of live birds, live poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from anywhere else in the United States to Kuwait: Exporters should verify with the importer/importing officials that these commodities will be allowed entry into Kuwait prior to shipping. 

Birds (non-Poultry)

Note: Effective October 8, 2018, Kuwait has placed a temporary ban on the import of all kinds of live birds and poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from the State of California.

For export of live birds, live poultry, hatching eggs, and day-old chicks from anywhere else in the United States to Kuwait: Exporters should verify with the importer/importing officials that these commodities will be allowed entry into Kuwait prior to shipping. 

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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