ePermits must be obtained by the importer (you); it is a simple process and can be applied online at no cost. The ePermits are valid for three years and allow for multiple seed imports.

STEP 1 – Register online with USDA for an eAuthentication USDA Level 2 Account, allowing you to submit your ePermit application as quickly as possible. Once registered, you can apply for your epermit online (Step 2).

STEP 2 – Apply for a Small Lots of Seed Permit

Apply Online

For the fastest processing times, we recommend you apply for an ePermit online. ePermit approval by the USDA normally takes 2 or 3 days and will be sent via email to your inbox.

Apply for ePermit

Starting on the second line, list the seed species and countries from which you want to ship each species. If the species list is long, you may enter “eligible taxa” (i.e. BANKSIA ssp.)

STEP 3 – Email ePermit to Australian Seed
Once you have received your approved ePermit and one green and yellow shipping label from the USDA, please attach them to an email via orders@australianseed.com, and we can process your order

Send Permit and the USDA green & yellow label to Australian Seed

Manually Apply

Alternatively, download the form directly below and fax or snail mail to the USDA. On the first line of section(3) – ‘Intented Use’ – checkmark SMALL LOTS OF SEED PROGRAM

 Application PPQ Form 587 (Import Plants or Plant Products)

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