Requirements

A list of requirements you need to meet when exporting your pet.

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.

Laboratory requirements

All laboratories that test live animals, semen and embryos and germplasm for export must operate under the Recognised Laboratory Programme.

Notices

The Animal Products (Export Requirements- Cats and Dogs) Notice 2012- Microchipping Requirement applies to the export of cats and dogs from New Zealand in respect of which an official assurance is required.

OMARs and export certificate templates

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

If you can't find an OMAR for your pet from this list:

If you can't find an OMAR for your pet on either list, work directly with your importing agent to find out the requirements.

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'

Chinchillas to Qatar - OMAR

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Companion Rabbits to Australia - OMAR

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Companion Rabbits to Japan - OMAR

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Dogs (less than 8 months for commercial resale) to Canada - OMAR

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

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Dogs and Cats (pet) to the Argentine Republic - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to American Samoa - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Australia - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Bahrain - 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 British Virgin Islands - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Brunei Darussalam - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Cambodia - OMAR

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Dogs and Cats to Canada - OMAR

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Dogs and cats to Cayman Islands - OMAR

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