Transit Permit Process Information

(a) Transit application (PPQ Form 586) submitted to APHIS PPQ Permit Services
(b) Application received and reviewed

(i) Proposed movement reviewed and appropriate agricultural safeguards considered as conditions of permit*
(ii) Proposed movement and conditions of permit reviewed for operational feasibility by Customs and Border Protection, Agricultural Inspection

(c) Application denied, or conditions forwarded to applicant for signature
(d) Conditions reviewed, signed, and returned to APHIS by applicant
(e) Transit Permit issued, as appropriate.

*Transit Permits prescribe required safeguards for transiting plant or plant product shipments, which are designed to mitigate agricultural risk to the United States during the transit period. These "conditions" are developed taking into consideration factors such as the: