Tobacco Importer (TIM)

Anyone who wishes to import tobacco products (cigarettes, cigars, chewing tobacco, snuff, pipe tobacco, roll your own tobacco) into the United States for personal* or business purposes must first obtain this permit. *Note, United States Customs determines acceptable limits for personal importation.



Information letter


Supplemental Information/Certification

Mandatory: Read, sign, date and submit with application

TTB F 5000.8

Power of Attorney

TTB F 5000.9

Personnel Questionnaire

TTB F 5100.1

Signing Authority for Corporate and LLC Officials

TTB F 5230.4

Application for Permit (Importer of Tobacco Products)

Required: Source of Funds & Property Lease Information





Application for Employer Identification Number

SS-4 Instructions

Application for Employer Identification Number Instructions

SS4 (Puerto Rico)


SS4 (Puerto Rico) Instructions


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Page last reviewed/updated: 09/04/2012