EU International Health Certificate (EU Annex)

Non-commercial & Commercial Movement from non-EU Countries to EU Countries

We at Pet Express handle all EU related paperwork including the EU Annexures (Non-Commercial or Commercial). The EU Annex will be duly prepared by the team at Pet Express and the same will be endorsed by the Government Ministry Vets in Sri Lanka.

Member states of the European Community (EU):
Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France (including French Guiana), Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, and the United Kingdom.

Additional information for individual EU countries may also be available, if the EU does not have harmonized requirements for an import, or if the specific importing country has different or additional requirements. Please be certain to check not only the below links but also the pages for the specific EU destination country and the EU country of the Border Inspection Post (BIP) (if different than the destination country).

Explanatory notes for completing the animal health certificates to EU are as follows;

  1. (a)  Where the certificate states that certain statements shall be kept as appropriate, statements which are not relevant may be crossed out and initialled and stamped by the official veterinarian, or completely deleted from the certificate.
  2. (b)  The original of each certificate shall consist of a single sheet of paper, or, where more text is required it must be in such a form that all sheets of paper required are part of an integrated whole and indivisible. Or if being printed on divisible papers, each paper (page) must be endorsed, signed and stamped by the authority.
  3. (c)  The certificate shall be drawn up in at least one of the official languages of the Member State of entry and in English. It shall be completed in block letters in at least one of the official languages of the Member State of entry or in English.
  4. (d)  If additional sheets of paper or supporting documents are attached to the certificate, those sheets of paper or document shall also be considered as forming part of the original of the certificate by the application of the signature and stamp of the official veterinarian, on each of the pages.
  5. (e)  When the certificate, including additional sheets referred to in point (d), comprises more than one page, each page shall be numbered (page number of total number of pages) at the end of the page and shall bear at the top of each page the certificate reference number that has been designated by the competent authority.
  6. (f)  The original of the certificate shall be issued by an official veterinarian of the territory or third country of dispatch or by an authorised veterinarian and subsequently endorsed by the competent authority of the territory or third country of dispatch. The competent authority of the territory or third country of dispatch shall ensure that rules and principles of certification equivalent to those laid down in Directive 96/93/EC are followed.
    The colour of the signature shall be different from that of the printing. This requirement also applies to stamps other than those embossed or watermarked.
  7. (g)  The certificate reference number referred to in boxes I.2 and II.a. shall be issued by the competent authority of the territory or third country of dispatch.
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