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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.
Turks and Caicos Islands - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Note: Turks and Caicos Islands importers / exporters should be reminded that import permits are needed.
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.
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.