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Scientific Export Permit Application

(For exclusive use on scientific, academic, and educational work Paleontology and Paleoecology)

To apply for a Scientific EXPORT Permit for Archaeology, Socio-Cultural or Anthropology work from the National Institute of Culture (INAC), you MUST include the following information/documents in your application package:

Your application package contains sensitive privacy information. The document (s) must be submitted through a secure transfer or an encrypted email, with the password called in by phone or on a separate email.

  1. National Institute of Culture (INAC) Scientific Export Permit Application duly completed in Spanish and MSWord editable format (For your convenience we can provide a list of independent translators that you may contact directly).


An INAC official may want to check the samples collected before authorizing the export permit.

Please send the duly completed permit application package to the scientific permits office: stri-permits@si.edu

Panamanian authorities can take up to 45 working days to issue a permit (not counting holidays), in addition, the STRI office often requires a 2-week processing period, we therefore recommend that you submit your permit requests at least 3 months prior to the planned start of your work.

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