German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN)


Import permit for dead specimens, parts or derivatives

The submitted application form must be accompanied by:

  • Copy of CITES export document
  • Copy of hunting license or "Confirmation Certificate" (only for hunting trophies from CITES Appendix I species for which no annual hunting quota has been published)
  • Proof that the specimen was lawfully taken from the wild for scientific purposes, issued by the competent CITES authority in the country of origin (only for CITES Appendix I species taken from the wild)

The following additional documents may be required in certain circumstances:

  • Description of the scientific project
  • Copy of the certification document pursuant to the EU Regulation on leghold traps
  • Entry in the commercial register (only for first import of caviar)
  • Lists of caviar labels
  • Lists of tag numbers
  • Copy of authorization for the shipment applied for (no prescribed form)

Electronic submission of applications

To electronic submission via CITES-online (in german)

In order to submit your application electronically you will need SUN's JavaTM Web Start installed. This software and the user manual can be downloaded from CITES-online.

Application form in pdf format to download and complete

Last Change: 23/01/2019