Diversion Control Division, US Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration

Quick Reference Guide for Importers/Exporters of Controlled Substances

(Users of Forms DEA-161, DEA-357 and DEA-236)

April 2000

This booklet was prepared by the Diversion Control Division to assist DEA registrants in the completion of the DEA-161, DEA-357 and DEA-236 forms for the importation and exportation of controlled substances.

Application for Permit to Export Controlled Substances (DEA-161)

Application for Permit to Import Controlled Substances (DEA-357)

Controlled Substances Import/Export Declaration (DEA-236)

Export Declaration (DEA-236 as Export)

Import Declaration (DEA-236 as Import)

DEA Addresses/Telephone Numbers

When sending completed DEA-161, DEA-357 and DEA-236 forms to DEA via U.S. Postal Service and via Commercial Carrier mail, the following address is to be used:

Attn: Import/Export Unit (DRI)
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152

Questions concerning the DEA-161 and DEA-357 forms may be directed to DRI at telephone number 571-362-8240 or 571-362-8223.

Questions concerning the DEA-236 form may be directed to DRI at telephone number 571-362-8355.

Matters or concerns you wish to discuss with the Section Chief of DRI may be directed to 571-362-3314.

Please feel free to contact us at the above numbers whenever you have any questions.

Controlled Substances Import-Export Form Guide

Controlled Substances Act
DEA-161 DEA-357 DEA-236
Import Export
Schedule I X X    
Schedule II X X    
Schedule III Narcotic X X    
Schedule III Nonnarcotic
(except for delta-9-THC
which requires a permit)
    X X
Schedule IV Narcotic X X    
Schedule IV Nonnarcotic     X X
Schedule V Narcotic   X   X
Schedule V Nonnarcotic     X X
Emergency Disaster Relief
Search for Year Round Pharmaceutical Disposal Locations.
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day. Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal here.
RX Abuse Online

Diversion Control Division  •  8701 Morrissette Drive  •  Springfield, VA 22152  •  1-800-882-9539

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