Exporters in England, Scotland and Wales: register or sign in to EHC online to apply for an export health certificate.
You need an export health certificate (EHC) to export live animals and animal products to countries outside the EU.
From 1 January 2021, you’ll need an EHC to export to the EU. You’ll also need an EHC to move live animals and animal products to Northern Ireland.
You can use this service to:
apply for an export health certificate
copy existing applications
apply for blocks of certificates
apply for multiple certificates in a single application
see the status of your application
If you’re an official vet or inspector, there’s a different service to certify an export health certificate.
Before you start
You’ll need a Government Gateway account and a Defra account. If you do not have them, you’ll be guided to set them up when you use the service for the first time.
You can apply online for most exports. However, not every export health certificate is available to apply for using this service. Check the certificate you need is available.
If you’re in Northern Ireland, you’ll need to upload your application for DAERA.
Read the accessibility statement for this service.