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Applying to import live animals, semen, embryos, animal products and by-products

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Importers complete the applications for permit to import. Before you apply make sure you need an import permit for the commodity. Check the Automated Import Reference System for import requirements or check with the import office in your province or the province in which you're importing.

Apply online

Submit your application for permit to import through the My CFIA service portal for:

My CFIA allows you to submit a service request, track the status of your application, and pay online.

Apply by fax or mail

You can still send your application to the Centre of Administration by fax or mail if you don't have access to My CFIA.

The Application for Permit to Import (CFIA/ACIA 5083) has been replaced by these 3 forms:

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