Launch of eFile VS Permitting Assistant (VSPA)

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APHIS’ Veterinary Services (VS) is excited to announce the launch of the eFile VS Permitting Assistant (VSPA)! ​

The VSPA is a search and filter tool that helps applicants easily determine their import requirements for animal products. The VSPA provides applicants with a summary of required import documentation , certificates, informational letters, and more. ​

If you find that you need a permit, and how your Request Summary is organized, then apply for your VS 16-3 application(s) in ePermits. ​

Click here to go to the VSPAAvailable to general public!

Please note that the VSPA is continuously updated to ensure it accurately represents VS regulations. If you have any questions regarding Animal Product materials, contact VS at (301) 851-3300 or

The VSPA is part of the catalog of online services and tools available through APHIS eFile. APHIS eFile is a platform used to support APHIS regulatory activities including permitting, registrations, and licenses. To see which services are available to you, visit today!​


Please share the following link with others who may be interested in these updates. Click here to subscribe to the VS Animal Health Stakeholder Registry. This link will also allow you to change or cancel your subscriptions.