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Plant Health Permit Application Forms

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As APHIS strives to meet the needs of the eGovernment initiative, we are starting to deploy the APHIS eFile system, in addition to the ePermits system, which both offer an electronic option to issue permits, certificates, and other regulation-based verifications to USDA's customers and business partners. Users will be required to have an eAuthentication account to apply for permit applications.

APHIS continues to offer a manual process, in addition to the online eFile and ePermits systems, however, we encourage you to take advantage of the online options. This will help to expedite the permitting process and enable users to track the status of their permits, confirm receipt, and easily amend or renew existing permits. Please use the links below to apply online.

Apply on-line for a...

PPQ 525: Application for permit to receive soil
PPQ 526: Application for permit to move live plant pests, biological control agents, or noxious weeds
PPQ 546: Agreement for postentry quarantine
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, not for propagation or planting  
PPQ 587: Application for permit to import plants or plant products for planting
PPQ 588: Application for permit to import prohibited plants or plant products for experimental purposes
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

• Click on options listed below to print form (pdf) and send by mail

PPQ 525 - Application for permit to receive soil
PPQ 526 - Application for permit to move live plant pests, biological control agents, or noxious weeds
PPQ 546 - Agreement for postentry quarantine
PPQ 585 - Application for permit to import timber or timber products
PPQ 586 - Application for permit to transit plants and/or plant products through the United States
PPQ 587 - Application for permit to import plants or plant products
PPQ 588 - Application for permit to import prohibited plants or plant products for experimental purposes
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

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