Requirement documents for pets leaving NZ
A list of requirement documents 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.
All laboratories that test live animals, semen and embryos and germplasm for export must operate under the Recognised Laboratory Programme.
The Animal Products Notice: Export Requirements for Live Animals Microchipping specifies requirements for microchipping of cats, dogs and horses intended for export, for identification purposes.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
To access these documents, you will first need to select the document you wish to view, and then sign in to RealMe.
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.