Notice: If you have any questions or concerns regarding the procedures and requirements for exporting animals, animal products, or to obtain a zoosanitary certificate for an animal product, you should contact the VS Field Office covering the area from which the animal or product will be exported, the area in which your office is located, or the area in which the product is manufactured.
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
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.
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
Bovine semen Annex II, Part 1 - January 2006 - Semen collected after 31 December 2004, in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC, as amended by Directive 2003/43/EC (Bilingual English-Turkish) (pdf 177kb)
Bovine semen Annex II, Part 2 - January 2006 - Semen collected, processed, and stored before 31 December 2004, in accordance with Council Directive 88/407/EEC (Bilingual English-Turkish) (pdf 117kb)
Horses - Health Certificate _November 2007 (pdf 179kb)
The Republic of Turkey has placed a temporary ban on all U.S. origin
live poultry, day-old chicks, and hatching eggs from the states of California
(effective September 17, 2018) and Minnesota (effective October 31,
2018), in regards to notifiable avian influenza.
Aquaculture health certificate open — May 2016 (pdf 408kb) 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 or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IREGS, 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.