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
Paper 1 business day after placing order 2-3 business days via Lonestar Overnight
(in Texas)
Credit card or
electronic check
+ $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:

Online — e-CVIs from third-party vendors:

Online — Books of Health Certificates: