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Biotechnology Permits and Notifications

As part of the eGovernment initiative, APHIS now makes available the ePermits online system for biotechnology permits and notifications. ePermits is an internet-based tool that allows users to submit permit applications, receive notifications of expirations, and access options for renewal. APHIS' BRS continues to offer both a manual process and the online ePermits system to our users. We encourage you to take advantage of the ePermits option. This will help to expedite the entire permitting process and enable users to track the status of their permits, confirm receipt, and easily renew existing permits.

In addition to the ease of applying online, the ePermits system has other time-saving features, such as an individual ePermits workspace, tools to help generate new applications from previous submissions and to create Confidential Business Information (CBI)-deleted versions of an application, and the ability to add attachments to permit applications.

Users are required to sign up for an eAuthentication account to access ePermits. 

Apply Online for a BRS Permit or Submit a Notification


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