Import and Export Regulations

IMPORT INFORMATION

General Information

  • 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 health certificates must have physical addresses (NOT post office boxes) for both the consignor and consignee.
  • For specific species, select the type of animal being imported into Kansas from the list below and follow the guidelines provided. Or, visit www.InterstateLivestock.com to search import requirements from any state.
  • APHIS form 7001 is NOT an acceptable document for interstate certificates of veterinary inspection for Kansas imports or exports.

Permits

Entry permits can be obtained either through the online permitting system here or by calling the Kansas Import Desk at 785-564-6616.  Permits must be issued within 15 days of movement.

  • What information is required on a permit?

  • Which livestock need a permit?

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)
For specific species, select the type of animal being imported into Kansas from the list below and follow the guidelines provided, or visit www.InterstateLivestock.com to search import requirements from any state.
InterstateLivestock.com
  • Exhibition & Rodeo Stock

  • Beef Cattle

  • Dairy Cattle

  • Swine - Porcine

  • Sheep & Goats

  • Poultry & Birds

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

  • Equidae (Asses, Horses, Zebra)

  • Bison

  • Farmed Cervidae

  • Dogs & Cats

  • Rabbits

  • Zoo & Exotic Animals

  • Prohibited Animals/Pets

EXPORT INFORMATION

For exporting animals from Kansas to other states and/or countries:
  • Call the destination state or visit their website for import requirements. A list of state import contacts may be found here.  OR
  • Visit www.interstatelivestock.com.  OR
  • Visit the USDA Imports and Exports webpage here.
APHIS FORM 7001 is NOT an acceptable document for interstate certificates of veterinary inspection for Kansas Imports OR Exports.