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.
Turkey - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
All health certificates for U.S. origin animals and animal
genetics destined to Turkey (with the exception of bovine semen*) must be
endorsed by APHIS no more than two (2) days prior to export. Exporters
are advised to schedule health certificate endorsement with theirAPHIS officesaccordingly.
*Effective February 28, 2018, an APHIS endorsed U.S.
origin bovine semen certificate is considered valid for 30
days from the date of issuance by the USDA-accredited veterinarian.
Aquaculture - Health certificate open — May 2016 Aquaculture animals for farming, relaying, or put and take fisheries, and/or intended for open ornamental facilities - (Annex IV, Part A, Commission Regulation 1012/2012)
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.