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Import/Export Permit Applications and Declarations


Only those persons registered with and authorized by DEA to import or export controlled substances may utilize/submit declarations and applications for permits.

DEA Form 161 - Application for Permit to Export Controlled Substances

DEA Form 161R - Application for Permit to Export Controlled Substances for Subsequent Reexport

DEA Form 236 - Controlled Substances Import/Export Declaration (Online)

DEA Form 236 - Controlled Substances Import/Export Declaration (PDF)

DEA Form 357 - Application for Permit to Import Controlled Substances for Domestic and/or Scientific Purposes

Quick Reference Guide for Importers/Exporters of Controlled Substances

This is a detailed guide to filling out DEA Forms 357, 161, and 236:

Conversion Factors for Controlled Substances (January 2001)

An alphabetical listing of many Schedules I-V controlled substances as listed in Title 21 Codes of Federal Regulations, and their corresponding DEA code numbers and conversion factors.

Controlled Substances Export Reform Act of 2005 – Reexportation of Controlled Substances to a Second Country

Medical Missions

Export Waiver for International Humanitarian/Veterinarian Charitable Assistance

Transshipment of Controlled Substances

A controlled substance may be imported into the United States for transshipment, or may be transferred or transshipped within the United States for immediate exportation, provided that written notice is submitted to the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). See Title 21, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Section 1312.31 and 1312.32 for more details.

Transshipment Notification Instructions (PDF)

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