Import of Birds

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๐ŸฆœWhite list:

List of birds 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

๐ŸฆœApplication process:

  1. You must first obtain a permit for commerce through the permits portal to register as an authorized importer by the Israel Nature and Parks Authority.
  2. Along with obtaining the permit for commerce, you must email a typed application to Attached is the import permit application form. 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. A single import permit is limited to a maximum of 20 species. You may apply for a number of permits for the same shipment.
  4. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.
  5. 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.
  6. The import permit is valid for six months and for a one shipment only.
  7. After receiving an import permit, contact the Veterinary Services to receive a health permit:
  8. 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.
  9. 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).