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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.
United Arab Emirates - Summary of Requirements for Live Animals
Note: Please check with United Arab Emirates (UAE) officials about additional testing requirements for horses. Due to a recent outbreak of strangles, in the UAE, additional testing requirements (using PCR) prior to US export may be required. Additional test results are likely to be necessary for an import permit and a statement about the date of testing, the horses tested and the negative results may be signed by an accredited veterinarian to confirm that the additional UAE requirements have been met. Such a statement does not have to be endorsed by USDA.
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.