Import and Export Regulations

Call the Kansas import desk at (785) 564-6616 during office hours for import regulations and permit numbers.

  • For an entry permit any time, enter your information here, into the online permitting system. Below is a description of the Animal ID Codes in the online permitting system:

AIN = AIN tag (840 visual or 840-RFID)
AMID = American ID (USA and 12 characters)
BT = Backtag
BRAND = Brand (not official ID)
BRAND-IMAGE = Brand Image
IMP = Implant (RFID)
MGT = Management/Owner ID Tag (not official ID)
NAME = Name of Animal
N840RFID = Non-840 RFID
NUES8 = NUES tag (8 characters; deer or metal feeder pig tags)
NUES9 = NUES tag (9 characters; OCV or Silver Brites)
OFORID = Official Foreign ID
OTH = Other ID (not official)
SGFLID = Sheep/Goat - Flock ID Tag
NPIN = Sheep/Goat National PIN Tag (scrapie tags)
TAT = Tattoo
UN = Unknown 

  • OR - After hours, call the Kansas import desk to receive a temporary permit number, and leave a message with the following information:
  • Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (health paper) number
  • Number and type of animals (include: age or weight, sex, breed)
  • Inspection date
  • Consignee/origin name
  • Origin physical address
  • Consignor/destination name
  • Destination physical address
  • Purpose of movement
  • Issuing veterinarian name and contact phone number

Import Regulations

Animals imported into Kansas must meet our Import Requirements to ensure the safety and health of both the animal and the Kansas livestock industry. Read the Kansas statutes and regulations at:

Kansas Statutes Annotated (K.S.A.) and Kansas Administrative Regulations (K.A.R.)
Kansas Trichomoniasis K.A.R. 9-7-4 (c)

General Requirements are as follows:
All animals entering Kansas shall be accompanied by an official Certificate of Veterinary Inspection (CVI, health certificate) issued within 30 days prior to movement into Kansas unless moving to an approved slaughter facility or to an approved livestock market. All species imported for breeding purposes or requiring testing shall be individually identified by a method approved by the animal health commissioner (official USDA ear tag, breed registration tattoo, microchip, registered ear notch, etc). A list of official identification ear tags can be found here.

All health certificates must have physical addresses (NOT post office boxes) for both the consignor and consignee.

For specifics, select the type of animal being imported into Kansas from the list below and follow the guidelines provided.

If you are seeking an entry permit number after business hours, or on the weekend, please visit our online permitting website at:
  • Beef Cattle

  • Rodeo Stock

  • Bison

  • Domesticated Deer and Captive Cervidae

  • Swine - Porcine

  • Camelids (Llamas, Alpacas, Camels, etc.)

  • Equidae (Horses, Asses, and Zebra)

  • Ratites (Ostrich, Emu, Rhea, etc.)

  • Sheep and Goats

  • Birds and Fowl

  • Dogs and Cats

  • Zoo and Exotic Animals, Wildlife

Commissioner's order restricting the importation of dairy breeds

As of April 01, 2012, until further notice, a commissioner's order tightens import regulations on all dairy breeds of cattle entering Kansas. To view this order click here.

Export Regulations

For exporting animals from Kansas to other states and/or countries, please see the destination state's import requirements. A list of contacts for all US states and territories can be found at the USDA import and export regulations webpage here.