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Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service
U.S. Department of Agriculture
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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Digital Endorsement NOT Acccepted 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 requests for Pet Entry must be accompanied by a letter indicating:
type of animal, age, sex, and size
address where animal will reside
dates of Hawaii Quarantine - if possible
A Health Certificate documenting that the animal has been inoculated against rabies and is generally healthy and free from any signs of diseases; and documentation that the animal has been spayed/neutered prior to entry MUST be presented for examination by the Medical Officer or Veterinary Services Department.
Animals MUST be dipped or otherwise treated to free the animal of external parasites (i.e. fleas, etc.) within five (5) days prior to entry. This is to include spraying/treatment of the animal cage. This is especially important if the animal was purchased in Hawaii because the state is known to have a flea problem.
ALL animals MUST be registered with the Veterinary Services Department with registration renewed annually.
ALL owners will ensure that proper medical records are maintained and all required shots/inoculations are kept up-to-date at the owner's expense.
For pet travel requirements not listed, APHIS has not been officially informed by the foreign country about the requirements for your pet’s travel. We recommended that you contact a government official of the country you are traveling to for more information.