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APHIS eFile is a web-based system that allows users to apply for and receive import, interstate movement, transit, and release permits, apply for permit renewals and amendments, submit annual reports, and receive regulatory guidance.

Over time, APHIS eFile will replace ePermits for applications to request permits. If you have questions about which system to use for your request, please locate program contact information on our Contact Us page.

Application Form Application Name Available in eFile effective:

BRS/APHIS 2000 (Web) Application Permit for importation, interstate movement, or environmental release of certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms July 2019
BRS/APHIS 2000 (XML Application) Permit for importation, interstate movement, or environmental release of certain genetically engineered (GE) organisms July 2019
Dog Import Permits Permit for importation of Live Dogs for resale, research, or veterinary treatment March 2018
PPQ-587 Permit for importation of plants or plant products September 2021
PPQ-621
Application for protected plant permit to engage in the business of importing, exporting or re-exporting terrestrial plants or plant products that are protected.
November 2021
VS 16-3 and VS 16-7
(if applicable)
Application for permit to import or transport Animal Products, Organisms or Vectors, and if applicable, application for Permit to Import Cell Cultures and Their Products. October 2020
VS 16-79 On-Hold Only for shipments of animal products, organisms, and vectors. Request assistance for shipments placed on-hold by CBP because they do not meet APHIS VS requirements. April 2021
VS 17-129
Application for permit to import/transit Live Animals
September 2021


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