USDA Import Permit

USDA import permits are issued to allow importation into the United States of: organisms that may cause disease in livestock and poultry, vectors that could carry livestock and poultry pathogens, and/or organisms or vectors that were exposed to animal(s) or animal product(s) outside of the United States. 

GW researchers need to establish a Level 2 account. This could take a minimal time of 3 days to complete. Once your account has been eAuthenticated you can login and apply for a permit.

Please follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the online create an account form – Level 2 access. An email confirmation will be sent from the USDA regarding the customer profile you submitted.
  • Within 7 days of receipt of that email, you must confirm that you received the confirmation message so they know your email account is accurate and exists.
  • Following the confirmation email exchange, go to a USDA Service Center where a USDA employee will activate your account. The USDA site will direct you on this. You must bring a government-issued ID (State driver’s license or photo ID, U. S. passport or U. S. Military ID).
  • Once you have an activated account, you are required to update your password at your next login to meet the Level 2 Access password requirement. Approximately 1 hour after you have updated your password, you will have access to USDA applications & services that require a Level 2 account.

Guidance on the requirements for USDA Permits is available via the internet; via Email at [email protected]; by phone at 301-851-3300, option 3; or by FAX at 301-734-3652.