Overview – In the USA an import permit is required only for 13 plants and more – The Import Permits are free, they can be requested quickly online on the USDA site and they cover 5 years. See how to proceed bellow. Plant purchases with import permits tend to be processed faster by the customs than parcels of less than 13 plants to repeat buyers without permits. The green – yellow label with the permit number is stuck on the parcel which goes directly to the phytosanitary station before being forwarded to your address place ( written on the parcel).
How to do that? – Bellow is where to download plant import permit applications in the USA ; the number of imports in 5 years is unlimited, and it’s free. – They are entirely free of charge. A single parcel with an import permit may be processed faster by the customs than 2 parcels of 12 plants each. STEP 1: Registed your account Click the button below: >> LINK then pick customer:
STEP 2: Enter a valid E-mail address
STEP 3: Confirm email:
STEP 4: Go to your email to confirm the registration
STEP 5: Enter your name surname then “Password”
STEP 6: Login to your account, please verify your indentity in your account in the linkbellow, you must login first and click the link: =>> The LINK HERE
STEP 7: 1. Click Create\Renew\Amend Application 2. Choose Program Office Plant Protection & Quarantine NewUpdate…. ePermits is no longer available for new and renewal PPQ587. APHIS eFile is the new permitting system for Plants and Plant Products.
STEP 8: Send the completed application by facsimile to (301) 734-5786, or mail to:
Email: PlantProducts.Permits@usda.gov Address: USDA-APHIS-PPQ Permit Unit 4700 River Road, Unit 133 Riverdale, MD 20737-1236
STEP 9: Receiving confirmation from USDA about your import permit
STEP 10; Send your import permit (.pdf) and shipping label (.pdf) to our email (email@example.com) * How to get label: You may request the PPQ Form 508 (Green/Yellow labels) online through ePermits under the “My Shipments/Labels” feature. Otherwise, send your request to GreenandyellowPlantslabelrequest@usda.gov. *
**Notice: when you send your label, specify the number No. of the label can use (ex: label #1)
FAQ’s How to Amend your PPQ Plant and Plant Product Import Permit?
FAQ’s How to Renew Your PPQ Plant and Plant Product Import Permit
A permit will allow you to import for a period of 5 years an unlimited number of times. This is totally free.
We found a video of this tutorial on Youtube, released by “Epiphytic Cacti” Although this guide is old, it can give you a better overview: