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 where the animal or product will be exported (or the area in which your office is located).
New Zealand - Summary of Requirements for 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.
wanting to send horses to New Zealand must contact
their Service Center prior to planning the export
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)