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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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.
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Accredited Veterinarians can submit health certificates for USDA endorsement electronically through VEHCS (Veterinary Export Health Certification System).
However, this country requires USDA to ink-sign and emboss the health certificate. This means the final, endorsed health certificate that travels with the animal(s) must be mailed back to you.
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.
To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found in the requirements section of this page. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
Note: Qatar requires the following additional certification statement on the health certificate for export of live
poultry/day-old chicks/hatching eggs from the United States to Qatar: "The live poultry/day-old chicks/hatching eggs were derived from a county that is free of notifiable avian influenza as defined by the World Organization for Animal Health (OIE)."
Note: For shipments of live poultry, day-old chicks, and hatching eggs exported from the
United States that are transiting Qatar, exporters should provide all
information on the transshipments (copies of all documents, including health
certificates) to Qatar Airways ahead of shipping, and ask Qatar Airways to
inform the Qatar Animal Resources Department.
For species not listed, the requirements are not known. However, exporters wanting to ship livestock and/or germplasm, 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.