Export of personal items

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  • Objects containing parts or derivatives of wild animals or protected animal speciesย such as: mother-of-pearl, caviar, jewelry, leather, furs, taxidermy specimens, ivory objects.
  • Objects containing parts or derivatives of protected plants such as: furniture, musical instruments, essences, medicines.

Application process:

  1. You must first obtain a possession permit by means of the permits portal.
  2. In addition to obtaining the possession permit, you must email a typed request to import@npa.org.il, attaching the export permit application. When filling out the form make sure you note full scientific name. You must also attach the original* permit for the species.ย 
  3. Assessment and issuing of the permit will take up to 30 days.

  4. Export 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. Products that are made only from plants do not require payment of a fee.
  5. The export permit is valid for six months and for one shipment only
  6. Receipt of a permit from the Israel Nature and Parks Authority does not exempt the applicant from obtaining any other permit or license required by law.
  7. Forty-eight hours before the shipping time, 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 is exported or the permit expires you must report to the permits department on the quantities that were actually exported (and also report non-use of the permit).

*Original permit โ€“ permit for possession and/or commerce and or an import permit attesting to your legal possession of the wild animals and/or protected species.