SNAP Redesign (SNAP-R) includes: enhanced security, ability to attach supporting documents electronically, user access rights and account management, and the ability for BIS Licensing Officers to view work items and supporting documents electronically.

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BIS' SNAP-R is available at no cost to the exporting community. With SNAP-R you have:

  • The ability to attach supporting documents to online export license application submissions by uploading files through the web interface;
  • Enhanced system security and improved authentication;
  • Email notification capability to support exporter and staff correspondence, acknowledgements, and validations;
  • The capability to copy and re-use work item and supporting documents; and
  • The capability to share work items within the same company (based on user rights management).

SNAP-R gives you the ability to:

  • Submit export and re-export applications, and commodity classification requests via the Internet in a secure environment;
  • Receive same-day acknowledgment of your submission; and
  • Obtain online validations (e.g. electronic facsimile of export license) from BIS.


  • Internet access and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6.0 or later with Active Scripting, session cookies, and PDF file download enabled (default configuration);
  • A PDF Reader, such as Adobe® Reader®, if you want to read previously uploaded supporting documents online; and
  • Company Identification Number (CIN) and an active user account.

If you have not submitted to BIS electronically in the past, you will need to obtain a Company Identification Number (CIN). Detailed procedures for obtaining a CIN and user account are set forth in Section 748.7 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

If you have any questions on SNAP-R, you may email us.

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