We are happy to announce that effective immediately appointments with Dr. Lee are no longer necessary to cross the border with horses.
Due to the USDA restructuring; we have been informed that all certificates must be endorsed at the USDA office in Olympia.
1. You will typically need to wait an additional 2-3 business days to receive your paperwork.
USDA does not work on weekends or federal holidays.
*Note: you can drive the paperwork down to the Olympia office but do need to call them and schedule an appointment; they have a limited number of morning appointments (8:30-11:00) which fill up so quickly that they recommend calling 2-3 weeks in advance.
2. There is an additional charge to FedEx your paperwork to/from Olympia. The charge is $40 currently (FedEx rates vary month to month).
3. You must pay the endorsement fee directly to USDA. This can be done via
a. Credit Card – they need the following information:
i. Card type/number/expiration/CVV code
ii. Name as it appears on the card
iii. Billing address the credit card statement is sent to
iv. Phone # to reach you if they have any problem running the credit card
v. Drivers license number
b. Money order payable to USDA ($60.00 per health certificate)
c. Personal check payable to USDA ($60.00 per health certificate). You must include your Social Security Number (or Tax ID) on a separate document (not written on the check).
Because your paperwork will already be endorsed, you can go through any border at any time. If you have any questions, please contact our Kulshan Lab at 354-6510 ext 218.