Certificates of Veterinary Inspection

Ordering Options

There are several ways to order Certificates of Veterinary Inspection (CVIs). CVIs, also known as health certificates and passports, include Certificates of Veterinary Inspection – Large Animals, Equine Certificates of Veterinary Inspection, and Equine Interstate Movement Passports.

The table below summarizes information about the different order methods. Click on an order method for details.

Veterinarians may purchase health certificates for pets/companion animals by contacting the Texas Veterinary Medical Association at 512-452-4224.

Important: Veterinarians must have an active Category II accreditation and provide a valid 6-digit USDA accreditation number to issue Certificates of Veterinary Inspection. To check your accreditation status, please contact a USDA Accreditation Coordinator at 512-383-2400 or VSTX@aphis.usda.gov.

Order Method CVI Format Processing Time Shipping Time Payment Method(s) Cost Per Certificate
TAHC eCVI Web Application Electronic None None Credit card or electronic check $7 + Texas.gov convenience fee
Issue Online using an approved vendor Electronic Contact vendor directly.
Order Books
Online
Paper 1 business day after placing order 2-3 business days via Lonestar Overnight
(in Texas)
Credit card or
electronic check
$7
+ $3 processing fee
per book of 10 CVI's
Order Books
By Mail
Paper 1 business day upon receipt of order form 2-3 business days via Lonestar Overnight
(in Texas)
Check or money order $7

If you have questions or need additional information about ordering health certificates, please contact TAHC at 1-800-550-8242 Ext. 788.

Online — e-CVIs from TAHC eCVI:

  • TAHC offers electronic health certificates to accredited veterinarians licensed in Texas.
  • TAHC eCVI's must be purchased one at a time.
  • TAHC will assess a fee of $7 per certificate. A convenience fee (amount dependent on method of payment) is charged by Texas.Gov to cover costs related to the processing of financial transactions and the support of the Texas.Gov infrastructure.

Online — e-CVIs from third-party vendors:

  • Contact Global Vet Link directly for all information about pricing and terms.
  • Contact Vet Sentry directly for all information about pricing and terms.

Online — Books of Health Certificates:

  • Veterinarians may place online orders for books of paper health certificates using the secure Health Certificate/Passport Ordering Application.
  • To place an order online, you must be an accredited veterinarian and be prepared to provide your vet code and veterinary license number.
  • While in the application, use the navigation links and buttons provided rather than your web browser's back or forward buttons.
  • Online orders require payment by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or American Express) or by electronic check.
  • TAHC will assess a fee of $7 per certificate ($70 per book).
  • A convenience fee of $3 per health certificate book will be added to the total cost of your order via this online application. This fee is charged by Texas.Gov to cover costs related to the processing of financial transactions and the support of the Texas.Gov infrastructure.

Mail:

  • Download the printable CVI order form using the link below. Mail the completed form and payment by check to the address on the form.
  • Mail orders must be accompanied by a check for the full amount of the order.
  • Health certificates are sold in books of 10. The minimum order is 1 book.
  • TAHC will assess a fee of $7 per certificate ($70 per book).
  • Orders are shipped to Texas destinations via Lonestar Overnight. Out-of-state orders will be shipped via USPS.