Applying for a BIS Export License

For guidance related to applying for a license, refer to 15 CFR 748.4, available at For inquiries about export controls and requirements, contact the BIS Office of Exporter Services at 202-482-4811.

If an export license from BIS is required for your shipment, you may submit an export license application via BIS’s online Simplified Network Application Process Redesign (SNAP-R). To register as a SNAP-R user, visit the SNAP-R website at

In the SNAP-R system, mailers can prepare a commodity classification request or an application for export or re-export. Please be certain to follow the instructions on the application carefully. In most cases, technical brochures and support documentation must also be included.