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.
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.
Saudi Arabia - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Effective July 1, 2019, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has placed a temporary ban on Oreochromisniloticus (Nile tilapia) originating from the states of Idaho, Wyoming and Colorado, due to the infections of the Tilapia Lake Virus (TiLV). Consignments of Oreochromisniloticus originating from all other States must be accompanied by an export health certificate stating the consignments are free of TiLV.
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.