Application for permit to import live animals
If you need assistance in completing this form, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Specie (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
351, St. Joseph Blvd
Gatineau, Quebec K1A 0H3
- 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
reception of the CITES permit:
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 (canadian exporter)
To which address should the permit be sent?
□ Applicant's address □ Other address (please specify below)
1.2 - Broker information (if applicable)
1.3 - Consignee information (the foreign importer)
Part 2: Purpose of export
Will the animal(s) be sold once imported into Canada?
□ Yes □ No
Will the animal(s) be used in an educational program?
If yes, provide a document with the name and address, as well as a description or outline of the program.
□ Yes □ No
Will the animal(s) be used for an exhibition?
If yes, provide a document with the name and address, as well as the purpose of this exhibition.
□ Yes □ No
Will the animal(s) be introduced or re-introduced into the wild?
If yes, provide a document with the name and address as well as a summary of the program under which this will be done.
□ Yes □ No
Is the animal(s) destined for a zoo?
□ Yes □ No
Will the animal(s) be used for breeding?
□ Yes □ No
Part 3: Animal descriptions
(e.g. Snow White):
|Common species name
(e.g. Snow leopard)
|Scientific species name
(e.g. Uncia uncia):
|Gender:||Unique identification marks (list all applicable):||Birth/hatch date
|1||blank||blank||blank||□ Male □ Female □ Uknoown||blank||blank|
|2||blank||blank||blank||□ Male □ Female □ Uknoown||blank||blank|
|3||blank||blank||blank||□ Male □ Female □ Uknoown||blank||blank|
|4||blank||blank||blank||□ Male □ Female □ Uknoown||blank||blank|
|5||blank||blank||blank||□ Male □ Female □ Uknoown||blank||blank|
|Live Animal Number||Possession or acquisition date:||How or where was the animal acquired?||If the animal was obtained from a CITES registered breeder, please provide:
Name of establishment:
|If the animal was obtained from a CITES registered breeder, please provide:
CITES registration number:
|*If you have selected OTHER, describe the circumstances of the acquisition:|
|1||blank||□ Business □ Zoo □ breeding operation □ Individual □ Other*||blank||blank||blank|
|2||blank||□ Business □ Zoo □ breeding operation □ Individual □ Other*||blank||blank||blank|
|3||blank||□ Business □ Zoo □ breeding operation □ Individual □ Other*||blank||blank||blank|
|4||blank||□ Business □ Zoo □ breeding operation □ Individual □ Other*||blank||blank||blank|
|5||blank||□ Business □ Zoo □ breeding operation □ Individual □ Other*||blank||blank||blank|
Part 4: Transport of live animals
4.1 Transport of live animals
Check the appropriate box and describe in detail the manner in which the animal(s) will be transported:
□ By air □ By sea □ Over land_______________________________________________________
4.2 Housing & care
Describe the facility used to house the live animal (square footage, type of shelter, etc.) in the space below. If necessary, attach documents with detailed diagrams and photographs._______________________________________________________
Part 5: Current location of the animal(s)
In which country is the animal(s) 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.(sign with dark ink)
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