Application for permit to export parts or products of hunted animals

If you need assistance in completing this form, the CITES Management Authority Office can be contacted by email or by telephone at 1-855-869-8670.

Important Instructions for the Applicant
Please read carefully - Be sure to fill-in all related questions on the application form.  An incomplete application may cause delays in processing.

  • Attach all required documents pertaining to the animal (such as foreign CITES permits, hunting permits, birth certificate, etc.)
  • Send the completed signed CITES application form by email, regular mail or fax, to the CITES Management Authority or the appropriate CITES Permitting Office (refer to the form submission page)
    CITES Permitting Office
    Canadian Wildlife Service
    Environment Canada
    351, St. Joseph Blvd
    Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
    Fax: 1-855-869-8671
  • If the application is approved, the permit and instructions will be sent by mail to the applicant.  If you would like to receive your permit by courier, please provide a pre-paid envelope or your courier account number. The permit will be sent to the address provided in Part 1, unless otherwise specified by the applicant.
  • Some animals and products must also meet the requirements of the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Please refer to their site or contact their regional offices by phone.

Type of application

□ New application

□ Replacement

How should the CITES permit be sent to you?

□ Regular mail     □ Courier service 

For the permit to be sent by courier, indicate the courier company name and your account number:

Part 1: Contact information

1.1 Applicant information

To which address should the permit be sent?

□ Applicant's address     □ Other address (please specify below) 

1.2 - Broker information (if applicabale)

1.3 - Consignee information (the foreign importer)

Part 2: Purpose of export

Is this shipment being sent in order to be sold the country of import?

□ Yes     □ No 

Is this shipment being sent for an exhibition in the country of import?

□ Yes     □ No 

Is this shipment being sent for an education program in the country of import? Supporting documentation must be provided with details on the program.

□ Yes     □ No 

Is this shipment being sent for scientific analysis or research in the country of import? Supporting documentation must be provided with details on the scientific project or research.

□ Yes     □ No 

Part 3: Animal information and supporting documents

3.1 Animal information

Animal Information
Animal number Common species name
(e.g., Black bear):
Scientific species name
(e.g., Ursus americanus):
Gender: Harvested in: If other, please specify: Province/territory of harvest (hunt/capture):
1     □ Male
□ Female
□ Unknown
□ Wild
□ Other
2     □ Male
□ Female
□ Unknown
□ Wild
□ Other
3     □ Male
□ Female
□ Unknown
□ Wild
□ Other
4     □ Male
□ Female
□ Unknown
□ Wild
□ Other
5     □ Male
□ Female
□ Unknown
□ Wild
□ Other
Animal information continued
Animal number Date of harvest:
Name of hunter/trapper: Hunting permit/trapping licence number: Tag or band number: Description (e.g. skin, skull, claws, etc.) Quantity (incl. units, if applicable):

3.2 Supporting documents

Animal information continued
- Prov./terr. export permit Hunting/trapping permit Invoice Other documents
Commercial wholesaler    

Part 4: Current location of the specimen(s)

In which country is the specimen located?


If the animal(s) is detained, please indicate where it is detained.

□ Canada Customs
□ Foreign Customs

Provide the Customs file number as well as all copies of the documents pertaining to the detention:


□ I understand that it is my responsibility to be informed of all other requirements with regard to possession, care and transport of my animal(s) and have or will obtain any additional authorizations or permits required by other jurisdictions, federal government agencies, or foreign countries.

I hereby certify that I am authorized to submit this application and that the information submitted is complete and accurate to the best of my knowledge.

Signature of applicant:


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