Forms Related to the Use of Biological Materials
New registrations must now be submitted using our electronic submission system called PI-Dashboard
. In certain rare circumstances, hard copy forms may be necessary and they are available below.
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Quarantine Permit Service Office (QPSO) Forms
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U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Forms
USDA, APHIS, Veterinary Services, National Center for Import and Export
The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS), Veterinary Services (VS), regulates the importation of animals and animal-derived materials to ensure that exotic animal and poultry diseases are not introduced into the United States.
Generally, a USDA veterinary permit is needed for materials derived from animals or exposed to animal-source materials. Materials which require a permit include animal tissues, blood, cells or cell lines of livestock or poultry origin, RNA/DNA extracts, hormones, enzymes, monoclonal antibodies for IN VIVO use in non-human species, certain polyclonal antibodies, antisera, bulk shipments of test kit reagents, and microorganisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoa, and fungi. Exceptions to this requirement are human and non-human primate tissues, serum, and blood.
Various other animal materials which require a permit include dairy products (except butter and cheese), and meat products (e.g., meat pies, prepared foods) from countries with livestock diseases exotic to the U.S.
User fees are charged for all import services for restricted animal products. All applications for a veterinary permit to import controlled materials or transport organisms and vectors must be accompanied by payment before processing can begin.
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) Forms
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service , International Affairs, Permits Station
Before you import, export, or re-export plants and wildlife protected by international treaty and/or domestic statute, you must ensure that all relevant Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) criteria has been addressed. In some cases, third party couriers may retain their own CITES permit for the transport of samples on your behalf. Please follow the links above to learn more about USFWS and CITES permit programs.
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