3-200-27: Export of Wildlife Removed from the Wild (Live/Samples/ Parts/Products) under CITES

Application form 3-200-27 should be used to apply to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) for CITES export permits. Each shipment of CITES specimens must be accompanied by a CITES document. The current version of form 3-200-27 is designed to evaluate an individual shipment and issue a single CITES export permit that includes all required information on the face of the permit, including the importer and quantity. 

Who Needs It?

If you are trying to export a live animal or plant, its parts, or products derived from a CITES-listed species removed from the wild, you will need to use this application form.

To Complete This Form You Will Need the Following:

  • Depending on your requested activity, you might be required to attach a variety of supporting documentation that demonstrates prior authorization to export or import. 
  • A copy of any applicable local, Tribal, State, or Federal government authorization approving the activity.
  • Documentation that animals or samples were legally acquired. 
  • If your specimen is American alligator or furbearer skin that must be tagged with a CITES tag, provide a list of the complete CITES Tag numbers [e.g. FL MIS 0712345] or replacement tag numbers [e.g. FWS REPL 0123456]. Tags must be inserted through the skins and permanently locked in place at the time of export. 
  • Please note in addition to obtaining this permit for your proposed activity, for any commercial activity you will need to obtain an import / export license from our Office of Law Enforcement.

U.S. entities apply here  


Foreign Entities apply here


Submit an Application

To submit an application online or through the mail, follow the instructions on our ePermits site


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