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Register to Use ePermits

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 click here for more information about Biotechnology eAuthentication Requirements .

Create an eAuthentication Account to access ePermits 

eAuthentication Account:

  • If you are unable to reset your password online and are receiving a message such as:

    • Your USDA eAuthentication account has been disabled due to inactivity
    • You cannot access your account at this time
    • eAuthentication Status – Account Expired

Contact the eAuthentication Helpdesk to have your account unlocked:

  • Learn more about USDA eAuthentication password rules.

  • Each person who uses USDA eAuthentication must use his or her own user id. No sharing is allowed. USDA reserves the right to terminate any account if this policy is violated.



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