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IRegs for LIVE Animals

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.


USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Original Ink
APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Original Ink

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.

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 their APHIS offices accordingly.

*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.   



List of EU-approved bovine embryo collection and production teams that meet the entry requirements of the Republic of Turkey (scroll down to “II. Embryos,” and click on "United States" PDF links) 

  • Bovine Semen

Effective immediately, Turkey has amended their bovine semen certificate for semen collected after December 31, 2004.  Please use the following certificate:   

The “Bovine semen Annex II, Part 1” health certificate (January 2006) for semen collected after December 31, 2004, will no longer be endorsed by APHIS as of October 29, 2019.

    • 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)

    • 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)

List of EU-approved bovine semen collection centers and bovine semen storage centers that meet the entry requirements of the Republic of Turkey (under “I. Semen,” click on "United States" PDF links)

Sheep and Goats


The Republic of Turkey has placed a temporary ban on all U.S. origin live poultry, day-old chicks, and hatching eggs from the state of California.​ 

Aquaculture Animals


Visit the APHIS Pet Travel Website for information about exporting your pets.

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.

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