APHIS eFile Permitting Resources and Training

Last Modified: May 22, 2024

Renewing Permits in APHIS eFile

Please be advised that ePermits data will not be available in APHIS eFile. APHIS programs provide the following guidance for renewing permits from ePermits:

Biotechnology Regulatory Services: Renewals are no longer applicable under BRS' revised regulations. To reauthorize an existing permit, please submit a new APHIS 2000 application. To expedite processing, you may reference the older permit number in the "Additional Information" section of the Application. 

Plant Protection and Quarantine: To renew a permit originally issued from ePermits, please draft and submit a new application containing the same data (via the guidance documents below). Once issued, applicants will be able to renew or clone as needed. 

Veterinary Services: If you are renewing a VS 16-6A permit originally issued from ePermits, please view the VS 16-3 application guide (below) for instructions on how to renew your permit in the new eFile system.

General eFile Materials

For general guidance related to APHIS eFile, please reference the following:

Watch our APHIS eFile Account Registration and Management video on YouTube 

Animal Care Live Dogs

For guidance specific to importing live dogs into the Continental United States, please reference the following :

Watch our new Live Dog Import "How To" Videos on YouTube

Biotechnology Regulatory Services 

For guidance specific to BRS applications in APHIS eFile, please reference the following documents:

Plant Protection and Quarantine

PPQ 525A

For guidance on PPQ 525A requests for permits to receive soil for non-biological uses, please reference the following:

Watch our PPQ 525A “How To” videos on YouTube

PPQ 526

For guidance on PPQ 526 requests for permits to move live pests, noxious weeds, and soil for biological uses, please reference the following:

Watch our PPQ 526 “How To” videos on YouTube

PPQ 546

For guidance on PPQ 546 request for Postentry Quarantine agreements, please reference the following: 

Watch our PPQ 546 "How To" videos on YouTube 

PPQ 585

For guidance on PPQ 585 requests for Timber and Timber Products permits, please reference the following:

Watch our PPQ 585 "How To" videos on YouTube 

PPQ 586

For guidance on PPQ 586 requests for Transit permits, please reference the following:

Watch our PPQ 586 "How To" videos on YouTube 

PPQ 587

For guidance on PPQ 587 requests for Plants and Plant Products permits, please reference the following: 

Watch our PPQ 587 “How to” videos on YouTube 

PPQ 588

For guidance on PPQ 588 requests for Controlled Import permits (CIP), please reference the following:

Watch our PPQ 588 “How To” videos on YouTube

PPQ 621

For guidance on PPQ 621 requests for Protected Plants permits, please reference the following: 

Watch our PPQ 621 "How to" videos on Youtube

Veterinary Services

Watch our VS "How to" videos on YouTube

Veterinary Services Permitting Assistant

For guidance on using the VS Permitting Assistant (VSPA), please reference the following:

VS 16-3 and 16-7

For guidance on VS 16-3 and 16-7 requests for Animal Products, Organisms and Vectors 16-6A permits,  please reference the following:

VS 17-129

For guidance on VS 17-129 requests for Live Animal 17-135 permits,  please reference the following: