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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.


LIVE Animals


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.

Nicaragua - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals



Note: For bovine semen exported to Nicaragua, any of the 4 health certificate formats listed below must be used. Nicaragua will reject shipments accompanied by other formats.

Sheep and Goats



Effective 3/29/2017, Nicaragua reduced the AI restriction to count level. Nicaragua now has banned entry of live birds and hatching eggs from counties affected by HPAI and LPAI

Birds (non-Poultry)


The pet import information has been moved to the pet travel website click here 

For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, 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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