Registering to use USDA online permit applications

To apply for import permits online, you must first register with the USDA eAuthentication system. This registration will provide access to the ePermits system used for PPQ permit applications and the newer eFile system used for BRS permit applications.

As part of the registration process, your identity will need to be verified. You can participate in a process online that involves a USDA-contracted security firm accessing your credit report, or you can visit your local USDA office to present identification.