Export for research purposes

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๐Ÿ”ฌApplication process:


  1. To export (live) animals, 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. To this application you must attach the import permit, and/or any other relevant documents, from the country of import. You must also attach the original* permit for the species. โš ๏ธ When filling out the form make sure you note quantities and full scientific names.
  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.
  5. The export permit is valid for six months and for one shipment only.
  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 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 to harm a protected natural resource and/or the import permit attesting to legal possession of the wild animals and/or protected species.