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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.


HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

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.

The most current protocols for exporting animals, semen and embryos to New Zealand are available on Biosecurity New Zealand's Import Health Standards Search website. 

At the search page, enter the following information in the appropriate fields:

  • Commodity Name - use appropriate name (i.e., dog, cat, bovine embryos, bovine semen, horse, etc.)
  • From Country - select "United States of America"
  • Select the button "Search" and the database will retrieve the information requested.

Equine

Note: To be issued by accredited veterinarian or APHIS official within 24 hours or at the time of embarkation from the pre-export isolation facility (APHIS endorsement not required)

Aquaculture and Aquactic Animals

Aquactic animals - Additional information - Website

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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