ePermits and FAVIR Systems - NITC Scheduled Maintenance
Please note that the National Information Technology Center (NITC) has scheduled maintenance for the ePermits and FAVIR systems on Sunday, May 31, 2015 from 5 PM EDT to 3 AM EDT Monday, June 1, 2015. During this time frame the ePermits and FAVIR systems will be intermittently unavailable. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
APHIS issues permits for the import, transit and release of regulated animals, animal products, veterinary biologics, plants, plant products, pests, organisms, soil, and genetically engineered organisms.
ePermits is a web-based system that allows users to submit import /interstate movement/transit/release permit applications, track applications, apply for renewals and amendments, and receive copies of their permits. Learn more about ePermits .
APHIS also issues some certifications as a service to United States exporters.
Includes live animals, semen, embryos and materials derived from animals or exposed to animal-source materials such as animal tissues, blood, cells or cell lines of livestock or poultry origin, RNA/DNA extracts, hormones, enzymes, microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. In addition, animal materials including dairy products (except butter and cheese), and meat products (e.g., meat pies, prepared foods) from countries with livestock diseases exotic to the U.S.
Includes vaccines, bacterins, antisera, diagnostic kits, and other products of biological origin.
Includes genetically engineered organisms considered to be regulated articles.