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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: Effective March 16, 2022, the National Parks Board/Animal & Veterinary Service (NParks/AVS) of the Republic of Singapore has imposed temporary restrictions on the importation of ornamental birds and poultry from the 10 km radius restricted areas around the affected premises of the following counties:
Delaware - Newcastle County
Indiana - Dubois County and Greene County
Iowa - Buena Vista County and Taylor County
Kentucky - Fulton County and Webster County
Maryland - Cecil County and Queen Anne’s County
Missouri - Jasper County, Lawrence County, and Stoddard County
South Dakota - Charles Mix County
Note: Health certificates for the export of any U.S. origin live bird or poultry must include the following two statements:
“Highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) is a notifiable disease in the USA.”
“The birds and/or poultry for export are captive-bred do not originate from areas within the 10 km radius of restricted area around a highly pathogenic influenza affected farm.”
Note: Health certificates for any U.S. origin captive-bred ornamental birds must include the following statement: "The birds are captive-bred and are not derived from farmed establishments originating from the areas that the 10 km radius restricted zones extend in U.S.A."
Note: Wild caught birds from the U.S.A. are not permitted for import to Singapore.
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.