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.
Turks and Caicos Island - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Importers are being reminded that all imports of live animals, animal products and animal by-products to be imported into the Turks and Caicos Islands require an import permit. All imports must come to an official port of entry, and all import conditions attached to a particular commodity must be satisfied before landing clearance is given. It is the importer’s responsibility to verify the accuracy and completeness of all import conditions before they attempt to import commodities into the Islands.
Commodities without import permits will be returned to the country of origin.
“Turks and Caicos Islands: Exporters should be reminded that import permits are needed.”
Horses - Health Certificate - May 2013 (pdf 453kb)
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock or germplasm whose requirements are not listed in the IRRS, 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.