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United Kingdom


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.

Animal PRODUCTS

LIVE Animals


HEALTH CERTIFICATE ISSUANCE AND SUBMISSION

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.

United Kingdom - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals

United Kingdom (UK) is a Member State of the European Union. Please refer to the English version of the certificates on the link to the European Union.

Click here for contact information for UK border inspection posts.

Cattle

  • Bovine Semen
    • Bovine Semen Model 1 - Health certificate for imports into and transits through the EU of bovine semen dispatched from a semen collection center where the semen was collected - April 2015 

Other Animals

    • Click here for additional information about export of canine and feline semen from the United States to the United Kingdom.

Pets

The pet import information has been moved to the pet travel website click here

For species not listed here or on the European Union page, 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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