Some other countries not listed below may also require permissions for importing transgenic Drosophila.
Please check your local importing terms. Please make sure that your import permit is still valid. We will not be able to send your items again if your package will not be delivered due to expired import permit.
Import practices were implemented by the USDA on September 30th, 2013. It is now possible for VDRC to send packages with D. melanogaster directly to the recipient and not via the USDA inspection station. After dispatch from VDRC, shipping directly to the recipient should take only 2-3 working days (compared to 7-10 days via USDA).
To receive your imported packages directly, you will need both a Courtesy Permit and a "Letter of No Jurisdiction."
Obtaining a Courtesy Permit and "Letter of No Jurisdiction":
Shipping via the USDA inspection station with the current blue/white USDA shipping labels is currently still valid, but will add unnecessary delay. We therefore recommend that you obtain a Courtesy Permit and a "Letter of No Jurisdiction".
Courtesy Permit (example from Bloomington website)
"Letter of No Jurisdiction" (example from Bloomington website)
For further information please see: http://flystocks.bio.indiana.edu/Regulatory/import.htm
Please send an import permit of the AQUIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service).
Please send us a permit of the "Bureau of animal and plant health inspection and quarantine" and a valid CR Number ’Customs Registration Number’.