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Permits Online Tutorials Part 1 EWP P2

Part One - What You Need To Know Before You Apply (Tobacco Export Warehouse Proprietor)

Now that you had a chance to see what documentation is required for the type of application you will be applying for let’s discuss some items that are required depending on circumstances:


Other Documents You May Need to Submit
Power of AttorneyTTB Form 5000.8.  If someone other than an employee, such as a consultant, will act on behalf of the business entity.
Change in Bond (Consent of Surety)TTB Form 5000.18 is needed if you are conducting additional operations that are not covered under your bond, such as, if moving to a new location to cover the transport of export only tobacco products from one location to another.    
Variance Request

A variance request is letterhead notice (a statement written on company letterhead) requesting permission to use an alternate method or procedure in lieu of one outlined in the regulations

You will need to describe, in detail, the proposed alternate method or procedure and the existing regulation to which it relates. 

You must also provide “good cause” for your request, such as when changing circumstances create a need for a different approach. 


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Permits Online makes it easy for you to electronically apply for and update the permit, registration, or notice you need to operate a TTB-regulated business. Once you have registered to use Permits Online, just log in and follow the instructions and prompts for submitting your application package. There is no fee to apply.


Last updated: March 26, 2024