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U.S. Ports of Entry for Horses, Including Equine Semen and Embryos

Warning!

Due to the dynamic nature of security requirements and inspection personnel you *MUST* contact the port at least *3 business days prior to crossing*. Each port may have its own additional requirements - contact them for the latest information.

Check with the border port to determine if they require the importer to use an authorized customs broker.

 

Contact for Appointment

Eastport, ID

P.O. Box 227
Eastport, ID 83826
vs.eastport.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (208) 267-2396

Contact for Appointment

Houlton, ME

27 Customs Loop
Houlton, ME 04730
vs.houlton.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (207) 532-6099

Contact for Appointment

Detroit, MI

2810 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48216
vs.detroit.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (313) 226-4428

Port Huron, MI

2835 Wadhams Road
Kimball, MI 48074
vs.port.huron.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (810) 985-5433

Sault St. Marie, MI

2810 West Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48216
vs.detroit.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (313) 226-4428

If choosing to transit through either location, Importer may be subject to additional fees.

Contact for Appointment

Baudette, MN

3509 Miriam Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 4124
Bismarck, ND 58502
vs.nbp@aphis.usda.gov  
Office phone: (701) 250-4210

International Falls, MN

3509 Miriam Avenue, Suite B
P.O. Box 4124
Bismarck, ND 58502
vs.nbp@aphis.usda.gov  
Office phone: (701) 250-4210

Contact for Appointment

Raymond/Ophiem, MT

P.O. Box 340
Scobey, MT 59263
vs.raymond.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (406) 487-5955

Sweetgrass, MT

P.O. Box 131
Sweetgrass, MT 59484
vs.sweetgrass.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (406) 335-2142

Contact for Appointment

Dunseith, ND

10924 Highway 281
Dunseith, ND 58329
vs.dunseith.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (701) 263-3364

Pembina, ND

10980 I-29, Suite 4
Pembina, ND 58271
vs.pembina.poe@usda.gov 
Office phone: (701) 825-6262

Portal, ND

301 West Railway Avenue, Room 175
P.O. Box 331
Portal, ND 58772
vs.portal.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (701) 926-4281

Contact for Appointment

Alexandria Bay, NY

46741 US Route 81
Alexandria Bay, NY 13607-2110
vs.alexandria.bay.poe@usda.gov 
Office phone: (315) 482-2601

Champlain, NY

198 West Service Road
Champlain, NY 12919
vs.highgate.springs.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (518) 298-2191

Buffalo/Niagara Falls, NY

3905 Witmer Road
Niagara Falls, NY 14305
vs.niagara.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (716) 297-0240

Contact for Appointment

Derby Line, VT

84 Main Street
Derby Line, VT 05830
VS.highgate.springs.POE@usda.gov 
Office phone: (802) 766-4523

Highgate Springs, VT

480 Welcome Center Rd
Highgate Springs, VT 05460
VS.highgate.springs.POE@usda.gov
Office phone: (802) 868-2556

Contact for Appointment

Oroville, WA

33643 Highway 97
Oroville, WA 98844
vs.oroville.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (509) 476-2635

Sumas, WA

P.O. Box 1049
Sumas, WA 98295-1049
vs.sumas.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (360) 988-5715  

With the exception of Del Rio, APHIS Veterinary Services (VS) port veterinarians will inspect horses on the Mexican side of each port. Make a reservation for quarantine space at least 3 days in advance of arrival at the border port.

Contact for Appointment

1 Pan American Ave, Bldg 611, Rm 1132
Douglas, AZ 85607
Vs.douglas.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (520) 364-5681

Contact for Appointment

Arizona Highway 195
Commercial Port of Entry
San Luis, AZ 85349
VS.San.Luis.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (623) 393-9270

Contact for Appointment

200 North Mariposa Road
Room B617
Nogales, AZ 85621
Vs.nogales.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (520) 287-4172
Office phone: (520) 287-4173

Contact for Appointment

8980 South West Plata Ave.
Columbus, N.M. 88029
Office Phone: (505) 761-3160
Vs.columbus.poe@usda.gov 

Contact for Appointment

100 Frontera Blvd.
Santa Teresa, N.M. 88008
Vs.santa.teresa.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (575) 589-6150

Contact for Appointment

120 San Francisco St. (8510 Mines Road) 
Laredo, TX 78040 
VS.Laredo.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (956) 726-2330
Livestock Inspection: M-F 8am-4:30pm

VS animal import inspections are currently suspended at this port of entry.

Contact for Appointment

1600 West Bridge Road
Presidio, TX 79845
Vs.presidio.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (512) 202-7939

Del Rio inspects on the US side. Horses crossing at this border port will require a permit from NIES.

Contact for Appointment

1582 Clenegas Road
Del Rio, TX 78840
Vs.del.rio.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (830) 775-2940
Livestock Inspection: M-F 8am-4:30pm

Contact for Appointment

9901 S. Cage Blvd, Suite A
Pharr, TX 78577
Vs.Pharr.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (956) 782-0998
Livestock Inspection: M-F 8am-4:30pm 

Contact for Appointment

9351 FM 1021
Eagle Pass, TX 78852
Vs.eagle.pass.poe@usda.gov
Office phone: (830) 752-1785
Livestock Inspection: M-F 8am-4:30pm 

Ports that APHIS maintains oversight for physical inspections, cleaning and disinfection of containers.

Transit Only

Private Quarantine

Chicago Import Quarantine
Arlington Park Racetrack
2200 Euclid Avenue
Arlington Heights, IL 60006
info@ciqord.com
phone: (847) 385-7609
fax: (847) 385-7606

Contacts
Matt Haug (630) 715-0326
Jim Bladed (708) 610-5542

Private Quarantine

Jet Pets, Inc.
9111 Falmouth Avenue
Playa del Rey, CA 90293
jpequine@jetpets.com
phone: (310) 823-8901
fax: (310) 305-8297

Federal Quarantine

Miami Animal Import Center (MAIC)
6300 NW 36th St
Miami, FL 33122
phone: (305) 876-2200
fax: (305) 876-2201

Private Quarantine

Animal Import Centers, LLC
Jose Alessandrini
5400 N.W. 75th Avenue
Miami, FL 33166
tony@thebasfarm.com
Thebas Farm
12401 S.W. 51 ST.
Miami, FL 33175
phone: (786) 412-0217

Federal Quarantine

New York Animal Import Center (NYAIC)
474 International Blvd
Rock Tavern, NY 12575
phone: (845) 838-5500
fax: (845) 838-5516

Private Quarantine

ARK Import Export Center, LLC/ The ARK at JFK
JFK International Airport
78A North Boundary Road
Jamaica, NY 11430
info@arkjfk.com
phone: (212) 328-9132
www.arkjfk.com

Private Quarantine

Hacienda Siesta Alegre
Road 186, KM 23.9, El Verde
Rio Grande, Puerto Rico 00745
siestaalegre@gmail.com
phone: (787) 397-8118
fax: (352) 425-2872

Contacts
Greg Jackson
greg@horseair.com

Transit Only

 

Ports listed have APHIS oversight for physical inspections and cleaning and disinfection of containers.

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Houston, TX
  • Los Angeles, CA (LAX)
  • Memphis, TN
  • Miami, FL
  • Newark, NJ
  • New York: JFK
  • San Francisco, CA

 

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