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Accessing ePermits

Some of the many advantages of having an ePermits account include:

  • Notifications of permits about to expire
  • Amend, renew, and copy your applications with minimal data entry
  • Reprint permits at any time
  • Securely submit credit card payments online
  • Manage your own information to prevent transcription errors
  • A single place to view and manage all of your applications, permits, letters of no jurisdiction, denials, and other permit related correspondence

How to Register to Use ePermits

ePermits uses a USDA-wide system for login called USDA eAuthentication. For more information, go to the Register to Use ePermits page. To use ePermits, you will need to register for an eAuthentication account with Level 2 access for most application permit types.

Please click here to apply for a Level 2 eAuthentication account.

Login to ePermits

Registered users may access the ePermits system at

Applications that can be submitted online through ePermits:

Application Form Application Name
PPQ 525A Application for Permit to Receive Soil
PPQ 526 Application and Permit to Move Live Plant Pests or Noxious Weeds
PPQ 546 Agreement for Postentry Quarantine State Screening Notice
PPQ 585 Application for Permit to Import Timber or Timber Products
PPQ 586 Application for Permit to Transit Plants and/or Plant Products, Plant Pests, and/or Associated Soil, through the United States
PPQ 587 Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products
PPQ 588 Application for Permit to Import Plants or Plant Products for Experimental Purposes
PPQ 621 Application for General Permit to Engage in the Business of Importing, Exporting, or Reexporting Terrestrial Plants
VS 16-3 Application for Permit to Import Controlled Material or Transport Organisms or Vectors
VS 16-7 Application for Permit to Import Cell Cultures and Their Products (Supplemental to the VS 16-3)
VS 17-129 Application for Import or in Transit Permit (for Live Animals, Semen or Embryos)
APHIS 2005 Application for United States Veterinary Biological Product Permit
On Hold On Hold Shipment Notification
BRS 2000 Application for Permit or Courtesy Permit for Movement or Release of Genetically Engineered Organisms
BRS Notification Notification of Movement or Release of a Genetically Engineered Plant


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