It can take upwards of a month to receive a permit. It will arrive as both an electronic and hard copy document sent to your home or business address. You can then request labels for importation of plant materials.
I take it that you have already appeared at a USDA office to verify your ID and so forth to qualify for Level 2 status? That was a post- 9/11 requirement in California and I assume that that is consistent nationwide . . .
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I don't even know what the levels are, does level 2 allow for exportation or what?
When I applied for mine back whenever it was, it took quite a while to get. I'd even forgot I'd applied by the time a huge packet of stuff finally came!
CN, I just applied for 621. It took about 3 weeks to get the permit.
I didn't show any ID either, I may have had to put my SS# on the application... I don't remember anymore.
621 is the Protected Plant Permit, also called General Permit and is used for uh protected plants listed on CITES and ESA.. import/export/reexport.
Technically it's for businesses but if your package arrives from overseas without one, the inspectors will go ballistic.
Is that a Nepenthes in your pocket or you just happy to see me?
I always found it easier to just mail in the for the permit, none of this running around to get your ID checked on the other side of the state.
And Tony is correct, if you are importing you need to have both PPQ 587 and PPQ 621. PPQ is going to cost you $70 for 2 years
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