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.
HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION
USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature
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.
New Zealand - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
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 informationrequested.
Health Certificate: Health certificate for export of horses to New Zealand - revised October 2016 (pdf 82kb)
Supplementary Transport Declaration - 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)