• In order to ship the requested fly lines to you, we need your Fedex or DHL account number. This information will be requested when you set-up your account.
  • If your institution does not allow you to give us a FedEx account number you can send us a FedEx label.

    You can use the following information for such a FedEx label: (1) The sender is identical with our contact address; (2) the packaging is “FedEx Pak” for up to 30 ordered vials and “Other” if you ordered more than 30 vials.

  • FlyORF does not take any responsibility for the condition of the flies due to problems occurring during the shipping process.


Important Note regarding Permits

  • USA:

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Bloomington Drosophila Stock Center have worked together to greatly simplify the regulations for importing Drosophila melanogaster stocks into the U.S.

    As of April 5th 2021, if you wish to import transgenic Drosophila melanogaster strains that do not fall into one of the four categories of nonroutine strains, you should acquire a "Letter of No Permit Required". This document may be used for an unlimited number of shipments and may be used to import strains from any country. It will have no expiration date.

    FlyORF can send packages with routine transgenic D. melanogaster stocks directly to the recipient, which should take only 2-3 working days, if you have a "Letter of No Permit Required" (LONPR).


    Obtaining a "Letter of No Permit Required":

    Request a "Letter of No Permit Required" from the Biotechnology Regulatory Services (BRS). See here for simple instructions.

    Send the following documents to FlyORF via email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.):

    • "Letter of No Permit Required" (LONPR)

    • Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA) Certification:
      As of March 21, 2017, import regulations for the US and Canada have been amended regarding the "TSCA certification". From now on the TSCA must be signed by the Importer (FlyORF user).

      You can download the TSCA file here.
      How to fill out the TSCA? Please tick, NEGATIVE Certification, put in all the required details about your company, but leave the fields "date" and "waybill" blank. We will store it together with your Letter of No Permit Required and include it with your shipments.

    Shipping via the old documents (Courtesy Permit and a "Letter of No Jurisdiction") is still valid until the permit expiry date, but we recommend that you obtain a new “Letter of No Permit Required” as soon as possible.

    For further information please see: https://bdsc.indiana.edu/information/permits/index.html


  • Australia: Please send an import permit from AQUIS (Australian Quarantine and Inspection Service).


  • China: Please send us (1) a permit of the "Bureau of animal and plant health inspection and quarantine" and (2) a valid CR Number “Customs Registration Number”.


  • Some other countries may also require permissions to import transgenic Drosophila. Please check your local importing terms. Please make sure that your import permit is still valid. We will not be able to send your fly lines again if your package cannot be delivered due to an expired import permit.