CBP Form 3499, Application and Approval to Manipulate, Examine, Sample, or Transfer Goods - also known as the CBP 3499 Form - is a form used as an application to carry out various operations on merchandise situated at the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) approved bonded facility. The importers, transferees, consignees, and/or owners of this merchandise are required to file this form, which is subject to approval by the port director. It is necessary for the adequate performance of the CBP. This form identifies the goods, for which action is sought and outlines what operation is to be performed. Additionally, this form can be approved as a blanket application to manage goods, which lasts for a maximum of 365 days and applies to repetitive or continuous manipulation.
The latest version of the form was released by the CBP in December 2016 with all previous editions obsolete. A printable CBP Form 3499 is available for download below.