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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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. You can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).
Portugal - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Portugal is a Member State of the European Union. Bilingual health certificates are available for some commodities/species (see below). If the bilingual certificate for that species or commodity is not listed below, please refer to the English version on the European Union web page. It is the responsibility of the exporter to obtain a bilingual certificate if it is not listed below.
Bovine embryos, Annex II - Health certificate for in
vivo derived embryos collected in accordance with Council Directive 89/556/EEC - January 2013
Bovine embryos, Annex IV - Health certificate for in
vitro-derived embryos, conceived using semen coming from an approved semen collection/storage center (excluded from intra-Community trade)
Bovine Semen Model 1: Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - June 2015
Bovine Semen Model 3: Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen storage center - January 2015
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.