At least you have something to renew. I have applied on a couple of occasions and nothing has happened. I filled out the form exactly as indicated on the NARGS website. (I worked for a gigantic corporation for many years and acquired considerable expertise in filling out all kinds of forms, including forms to request forms, and I never, ever write in the space which says "do not write in this space".) I suspect that my name is on some sort of black list, having once been accused in print of single-handedly destroying the entire flora of western North America by growing a few Turkish alpine plants. ("It's people like you who etc." ) True, this has forced me to send rather large amounts of money overseas for bulbs instead of seeds (even if the dog has to go without dessert once a week, it's worth it), and so maybe it all evens out in the end. I did send in another application just a couple of weeks ago in any case. Hope springs eternal, and all that. Bob Nold Denver, Co Z6 I obtained my APHIS small seed lot import permit a few years ago and only used it 2 times. Now they're emailing me regularly about it expiring in 3 months, and provided me with convoluted instructions on renewing it. I'm curious to know if other PBS members chose to let theirs expire, or if they renewed it anyway "just in case". The renewal process looks like a big pain.