To access ePermits, you must have a USDA eAuthentication account. eAuthentication is a registration system that enables customers to access USDA Web applications and services via the Internet.
The USDA eAuthentication system supports different levels of authentication. ePermits requires a Level 2 authentication for most permit applications.
Exceptions to the Level 2 requirement are made for the APHIS Form 2005 (Application for Permit for the Research and Evaluation or Transit Shipment of Veterinary Biological Products) and also for some biotechnology epermits and notifications. Please view Biotechnology eAuthentication Requirements for more information.
Contact the eAuthentication Helpdesk to have your account unlocked:
|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|