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).
Trinidad and Tobago - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Wildlife, pet birds (including psittacine), ferrets and hamsters:
Note: Importation requires permission from Wildlife Division, telephone +1-868-662-5114. They will issue an approval which must be brought to the Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine office in order for an import permit to be issued.
General information for importing animals into Trinidad and Tobago:
All animals imported into Trinidad and Tobago require an import permit per shipment. All other animals not covered above will also require import permits. The application can done via telephone, email or written. The cost for each permit is $10.00 TT dollars.
All permits are valid for three months except for dogs and cats entering quarantine; these are valid for one month only.
General information for exporting animals from Trinidad and Tobago:
For all wildlife, permission is required from the Wildlife Division, on +1-868-662-5114.
For all animals, a health certification by either a government or private veterinarian is required. If the certificate is issued by a private veterinarian, it must be endorsed by an official from Animal Health, Ministry of Agriculture, Land and Marine. Such endorsement costs $5.00TT.
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.