Import of Reptiles

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๐ŸWhite list:

List of species permitted for import, commerce and possession in Israel following issuing of a permit by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.

Do the desired species appear on the White List? If so, continue to the process of filing an application.

Before you โ€œdiveโ€ into the list, we recommend you save the code numbers of the species you want to import.

If the species are not on the White List, check whether they appear on the Black List.

If the species do not appear on the white list and on the black list,ย fill out theย Application for Consideration of a New Request to Import Wildlife Speciesย and email toย import@npa.org.il

๐ŸApplication process:

  1. You must first obtain holding permit through the permits portal to register as an authorized importer by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
  2. Along with obtaining the holding permit, you must email a typed application to import@npa.org.il. Attached is the import permit application form. In addition, attach an export permit and/or any other relevant documentation from the exporting country. When you fill out the form, make sure to provide the details of the supplier, quantities and the complete scientific names of the species (or instead, you can cite the code number from the White List).
  3. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.
  4. Import permits require payment of a fee. After your permit application is approved, you will receive an email with the amount of the fee and details of payment procedure.
  5. The import permit is valid for six months.
  6. Once you have received the permit, you must contact the veterinary services at rachelaf@moag.gov.il to inquire whether a health permit is needed.
  7. Forty-eight hours before the shipment arrives, you must inform the INPA’s representative by email or text of the flight details of the shipment. Contact information appears on the permit.
  8. After the shipment arrives or the permit expires you must report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually imported (and also report non-use of the permit.