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Turks and Caicos Islands

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.

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.”



Birds (non-Poultry)

Aquaculture and Aquatic 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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