As of February 15, 2007, veterinary biological product permits for research and evaluation, and transit shipment became available through the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service ePermits system. ePermits allows you to submit permit applications, track applications, and receive a copy of the permit on-line, or by fax or email.
Alternatively, you may continue to submit applications directly to the Center for Veterinary Biologics (CVB), Riverdale, MD.
Permits are offered through the on-line web-based ePermits system.
Apply on-line (for eAuthenticated users only):
APHIS Form 2005 - Application for United States Veterinary Biological Product Permit to import veterinary biologics for research and evaluation or transit shipment.
Fax or mail your application (for non eAuthenticated users):
APHIS Form 2005 (1.52MB) - This form should only be used if applying for a permit to import animal vaccine or diagnostic test kits.
Contact information for APHIS Form 2005 - (mailing address, telephone number, and fax number)
United States Department of Agriculture
Center for Veterinary Biologics
4700 River Road, Unit 148 Riverdale, MD 20737
Tel. (301) 851-3609
Fax (301) 734 - 4314