New World Camelids Movement

​​​​​​​This information is current as of May 20, 2020.

There are currently no changes to Wisconsin import requirements due to COVID-19.

These regulations apply to all New World camelids: llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Old World camels (Arabian/dromedary and Bactrian) are classified as exotic ruminants, and their import requirements are on the Exotic Species page.

​Importing New World camelids from outside Wisconsin 


Certificate of veterinary inspection (CVI) with complete physical origin and destination address

Official identification regardless of age (one of the following):

  • Approved USDA ear tag number

    • USDA ear tag number that is part of the National Uniform Eartagging System (NUES) (starts with state 2-digit code)

    • USDA Animal Identification Number tag (includes the visual number and/or RFID) - 15-digit number starting with 840

  • Microchip number

  • Breed association registration number

  • Breed association tattoo (only if it uniquely identifies the animal)

  • Registration freeze brand number that uniquely identifies the animal

  • A tattoo or ear tag with the premises identification number and a unique identifier (a tag without the premises ID number is not sufficient)

Not required:

  • Import permit (except for animals that are part of a multi-species menagerie or petting zoo)
  • Tests, vaccinations or statements 
  • If there is a current vesicular stomatitis diagnosis or quarantine in the state of origin, effective May 30, 2014, Wisconsin no longer requires a permit or special statements.

​Moving New World camelids within Wisconsin 

Wisconsin does not have specific requirements for moving New World camelids within the state of Wisconsin.

Exporting New World camelids out of Wisconsin 

Wisconsin does not have specific export requirements for New World camelids. Please contact the state or nation of destination to learn the import requirements.