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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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
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USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature
Digital Endorsement Accepted The health certificate bears digital signature/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. USDA Accredited Veterinarians can print the health certificate from VEHCS once it is endorsed.
Philippines - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Note: Shipments of adult birds, including game fowl, must have proper identification on each bird that is consistent with the identification on the health certificate. Additionally, if an import permit is issued/presented with different requirements, it may be used to create an alternative health certificate to meet those stated requirements.
Note: Shipments of adult birds, including game fowl, must have proper identification on each bird that is consistent with the identification on the health certificate. Additionally, if an import permit is
issued/presented with different requirements, it may be used to create an
alternative health certificate to meet those stated requirements.
Commercial U.S. exporters of dogs and cats should first ensure that their Philippine importer is registered with the Philippine Bureau of Animal Industry (BAI) and approved by BAI to import commercial shipments of pet dogs and cats.
The corresponding export health certificate can only list the same number animals that are identified on the SPSIC. The number of animals listed on the SPSIC should match the number of animals listed on the APHIS export health certificate.
All health certificates for commercial U.S. origin dogs and cats to the Philippines must be issued by a USDA accredited veterinarian, and then endorsed by USDA-APHIS prior to travel.
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock and/or germplasm, 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.