Requirements

A list of requirements you need to meet when exporting live animals.


Animal Welfare Export Certificate (AWEC)

If you're exporting live animals, you're legally required to get an Animal Welfare Export Certificate (AWEC), unless you have an exemption under law. 

Read about Animal Welfare Export Certificates

Laboratory requirements

All laboratories that test live animals and germplasm for export must operate under the Export Laboratory Programme.

Notices

Animal Products (Export Approved Premises) Notice 2011

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Animal Products (Recognised Agencies and Persons Specifications) Notice 2015

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Animal Products Notice: Official Assurances Specifications for Animal Material and Animal Products

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Codes of practice

The codes of practice are the guidance material containing the recommended standards for exporters of live animals and germplasm exports.

OMARs and export certificate templates

To view the password-protected export certificate templates, click the '+' next to the OMAR for your commodity and country of destination.

Registered users having trouble logging in to view the templates, or who want more information, can email animalexports@mpi.govt.nz

If you're a new user, complete and return the form to request access to the templates.

View all other commodity OMARs and export certificate templates

View the export certificate templates determined and revoked

Tips - try using:
  • one word for precise results - for example, alligator
  • multiple words for broader results. For example, alligator meat returns documents with either alligator or meat
  • quotation marks to search a specific term - for example, "alligator meat" returns documents with the exact phrase "alligator meat"

Birds to Philippines - OMAR

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Birds to Singapore - OMAR

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Birds to Thailand - OMAR

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Breeding Cattle to Mexico - OMAR

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Breeding sheep to Mexico - OMAR

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Camelids to Australia - OMAR

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Camelids to Taiwan - OMAR

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Carnivores (excluding Felidae) for zoological purposes to Australia - OMAR

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Cattle to Fiji - OMAR

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Cattle to Guatemala - OMAR

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Cattle to Tonga - OMAR

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Commercial Birds to Canada - OMAR

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Deer to Argentina - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats (non-commercial) to Pakistan - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Bermuda - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Brazil - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Canada - OMAR

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Dogs and cats to Chile - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Fiji - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Guam - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Hawaii - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Hong Kong - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to India - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Japan - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Kenya - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Korea - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Macau - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Mexico - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Nepal - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Panama - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Peru - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Qatar - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Samoa - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Singapore - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Syria - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Taiwan - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to the Russian Federation - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to the United States of America (excluding Hawaii) - Information Sheet

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Dogs and Cats to Tonga - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Turkey - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Uruguay - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Vanuatu - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Vietnam - OMAR

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Dogs to Mauritius - OMAR

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Dogs, Cats and Ferrets to the European Union, Norway and Switzerland - OMAR

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Eels (Anguilliformes) for farming, relaying, put and take fisheries and open ornamental facilities to the European Union - OMAR

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Ferrets (laboratory) to Singapore - OMAR

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Ferrets to the United States of America - Information Sheet

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Goats to Japan - OMAR

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Goats to Sabah (Malaysia) - OMAR

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Horses for Permanent Export to Hong Kong - OMAR

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Horses to European Union - OMAR

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Horses to Fiji - OMAR

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Horses to French Polynesia - OMAR

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Horses to Indonesia - OMAR

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Horses to Japan - OMAR

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Horses to Korea - OMAR

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Horses to Macau - OMAR

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Horses to Republic of South Africa - OMAR

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Horses to Singapore - OMAR

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Horses to Taiwan - OMAR

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Laboratory mice to Germany - Information Sheet

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Laboratory Mouse (Mus musclus), and Mice Embryos to the United States of America - OMAR

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Laboratory zebra fish and zebra fish embryos for research purposes to Germany - OMAR

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Live Elasmobranchs to Malaysia - OMAR

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Mice - genetically modified live mice to Denmark - Information Sheet

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Non Commercial movement from third countries to Italy of pet animals listed in annex 1 part b of regulation EU 567/2013 other than birds - OMAR

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Non-human primates to Indonesia - OMAR

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Pet Birds to Canada - Information Sheet

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Rabbits and rodents to the United Kingdom - Information Sheet

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Rabbits to Denmark - Information Sheet

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Rabbits to Germany - Information Sheet

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Rabbits to the United States of America (excluding Hawaii) - Information sheet

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Redfin Perch (Perca Fluviatilis) for farming, relaying, put and take fisheries and open ornamental facilities to the European Union - OMAR

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Reptiles to Indonesia - OMAR

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Rodents to Canada - Information Sheet

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Sheep (breeding) to Nepal - OMAR

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Sheep and goats (for breeding) to Chile - OMAR

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Sheep and Goats to Australia - OMAR

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Sheep and Goats to Fiji - OMAR

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Sheep and Goats to Taiwan - OMAR

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Sheep and Goats to Thailand - OMAR

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Sheep for breeding to the kingdom of Saudi Arabia - OMAR

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Sheep to Japan - OMAR

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Wallabies to Korea - OMAR

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Wasps to the United States of America - Information Sheet

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Zoo animals (elephants, hippos, rhinos, and tapirs) to the United States of America - OMAR

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Zoo animals to Singapore (in the orders Carnivora, Chiroptera, Dermoptera, Edentate, Hydracoidea, Insectivora, Lagormorpha, Marsupiala and Rodentia) - OMAR

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Zoo Carnivora to Indonesia - OMAR

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Zoo perissodactyls (non-equids) to Australia - OMAR

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Zoo Primates to Switzerland - OMAR

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Zoological Ursidae (Sloth Bear, Himalayan Black Bear, Brown Bear, Polar Bear, Malayan Sun Bear and Red Panda) To India - OMAR

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