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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.

This country allows USDA Accredited Veterinarians to use USDA’s online Veterinary Export Health Certification System (VEHCS) to complete health certificates.

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USDA Accredited Veterinarian Signature Electronic Signature Accepted
USDA APHIS Veterinary Medical Officer Signature Digital Endorsement NOT Accepted
The health certificate bears the original ink signature and embossed seal
Before going to VEHCS: Scroll below this banner to view animal-specific requirements.

To process some health certificates, VEHCS may need the USDA Accredited Veterinarian to upload the completed fillable PDF version found below. Either save a copy of the PDF below, or return to this page for the health certificate, if prompted by VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, log in here if you wish to use VEHCS.
USDA Accredited Veterinarians, help with using VEHCS is available on the VEHCS Help Page. To walk yourself through issuing a health certificate in VEHCS, click here.
NOTE:The printed paper endorsed health certificate must accompany each shipment. You can arrange to have your endorsed health certificate returned via pick-up or by mail (a pre-paid, pre-addressed return label must be provided during certificate submission).

All live animals, semen, and embryos that are required to undergo testing for specific animal diseases prior to export may be required by Taiwan law to have both a sample and test date listed on the health certificate.



Note: Vesicular stomatitis should be tested negative for both Indiana and New Jersey strains.

Note: Vesicular stomatitis should be tested negative for both Indiana and New Jersey strains.

Sheep and Goats


Note: As of November 2018, during the pre-export quarantine all pigs shall require oral swabs for Senecavirus A (SVA ) RT-PCR testing with negative results prior to shipment to Taiwan.

Note: This health certificate is available to be completed in VEHCS.


  • Requirements for Poultry and Birds - December 2016
  • Land Fowl (Chickens, Turkeys, Pheasants, Quails, Guinea fowls, Partridges, Grouses, Peafowl, Ostriches, Emus, and Cassowaries, etc.) - Health Certificate - Available Upon Request 
  • Water Fowl (Ducks, Geese, Swans, Mandarin ducks, Penguins, Sandpipers, Plovers, Egrets, Storks, Cranes, Rails, Pelicans, etc.) - Health Certificate - Available Upon Request       
  • Other Birds (Pigeons, Parrots, Eagles, and Other Birds of Flight) - Health Certificate - Available Upon Request        
  • Poultry - Day-old Birds and Hatching Eggs - Protocol - December 2016 - Available Upon Request
  • Poultry - Day-old Chicks and Hatching Eggs of Land Fowl (Chickens, Turkeys, Pheasants, Quails, Guinea fowls, Partridges, Grouses, Peafowl, Ostriches, Emus, and Cassowaries, etc.) - Health Certificate - April 2022 - Available Upon Request

Note: A VS Form 17-6 should also accompany shipments of day-old chicks and hatching eggs.  

  • Poultry - SPF Eggs - Health Certificate - April 2022 - Available Upon Request

Aquatic Animals

Note: The crustaceans species:

-Procambarus clarkii

-Cherax quadricarinatus

-Macrobrachium nipponense

-Macrobrachium rosenbergii

-Penaeus vannamei

are susceptible for Decapod iridescent virus 1 (DIV1) and are required to comply with the importation requirements of Taiwan.

APHIS Registered Aquaculture Export Facility approval is required.

Note: For endorsement of health certificates of aquatic animals intended for human consumption, please contact National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Seafood inspection Program at 800-422-2750 or for more information visit their web-site at h


Research / Laboratory Animals

Other Animals

Note: Sample health certificates are required to be used for the following species: Stigmochelys pardalis, Geochelone sulcata, Kinixys belliana or their sub-species. Other tortoise species do not require a health certificate.     


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 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.

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